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Queen's University

RELS-229 Confucianism

Instructor Christopher Byrne

Fall Term 2015 (3 units)


Prerequisites Level 2 or above or 6.0 units at the 100 level in RELS.
Exclusions None

Calendar Description/


The philosophy, worldview, spirituality and ethics of Confucianism in its classical, modern and contemporary forms.

At the end of this course students should

  • have a basic understanding of the core motifs of Confucian philosophy and the way they are interpreted in classical, Neo-Confucian and New Confucian movements
  • be skilled in reading Confucian texts in translation
  • be prepared to take a more advanced course on Chinese religions (RELS-394*)
Format Discussion of texts in translation
Estimated Enrolment 72

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000