Course code Filz2628
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses Filz2628: Traditional Chinese Philosophy.
Course annotation The course is designed to acquaint students with the history of traditional Chinese philosophy from 6th century BC until today. The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge of main periods of history of Chinese philosophy, most important thinkers and philosophical schools, as well as the basic concepts of this intellectual tradition.

Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results Successful completion of the course provides students with understanding and knowledge of main periods in Chinas philosophy, philosophical schools and basic concepts.

Course plan 1. Definition of Chinese philosophy, its legitimacy and archaic sources. L4
2. Confucius. L4
3. Critique and defence of Confucius. L4
4. Taoist philosophy.L4
5. Legalists and nominalists in Ancient China.. L4
6. Han dynasty cosmology. L2
7. Xuanxue school of Wei-Jin period .L2
8. Chinese Buddhist philosophy. L2
9. Neo-Confucianism. L4
10. Contemporary Chinese philosophy. L2
Requirements for obtaining credit points Regular attendance, no less that 75% of total amount of lectures.
Mid-semestr test, comprising 50% of the final grade.
Final exam - test - comprising 50% of the final grade.
Study programmes Asian Studies