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An Intensive Reading of the Tao Te Ching (Daode jing)

ChinaEast Asian StudiesPhilosophyReligious Studies
Precepted by Robert Steed.
"The Way that can be talked about is not the lasting Way": so begins this classic text of world literature and Chinese philosophical and religious thought. The Tao Te Ching has been read, interpreted, and applied in a variety of ways throughout Chinese and world history. We'll do a close reading as well as explore the larger commentarial tradition surrounding it, using it as a gateway to explore further dimensions of East Asian culture and to spark conversations within the class.

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