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History of Chinese Philosophy - Understanding Taoism, I Ching, and the Neo Confucianism

Confucianism vs Taoism, the Battle of the Centuries

by Laszlo Montgomery

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History of Chinese Philosophy - Understanding Taoism, I Ching, and the Neo Confucianism

Confucianism vs Taoism, the Battle of the Centuries

by Laszlo Montgomery

What you'll learn

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What is Daoism (Taoism)?

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What was the Dao De Jing (The First Book of the Tao)?

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What was the so-called “Second Book of the Tao

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What roles did Lao Tzu (Laozi) and Zhuangzi play in Daoism?

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You will get a good look at the I Ching (Yi Jing) and what are the trigrams and hexagrams

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How does the I Ching work and how do people use it in their daily lives?

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What was Neo-Confucianism and who were the most important philosophers associated with it?

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How can the words of China’s ancient philosophers help you in your life?

Overview

In this course we will dive into the I Ching (Yi Jing) or Book of Changes, how it was used throughout the centuries and how people inside and outside of China use it in their daily lives.

We will also be introduced to Taoism and how it became a rival philosophy of Confucianism. We will meet Taoism’s two most famous teachers, Lao Tzu (Laozi) and Zhuangzi and their eponymous works.

We will also discuss the rise of Neo Confucianism during the Song and Ming Dynasties. And finally, we will meet the most important Neo Confucian philosophers such as The Five Founders, Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming and have a look into their philosophies.

Course structure

01

Introduction to the I Ching Part 1

Introduction to the Yi Jing (I Ching) The Book of Changes - Part 1


02

Introduction to the I Ching Part 2

Introduction to the Yi Jing (I Ching) The Book of Changes - Part 2


03

The Tao - Part 1, Introducing Lao Tzu

Daoism Part 1 - Laozi (Lao Tzu), Wu Wei, the Daodejing, Wang Bi


04

The Tao - Part 2, Introducing Zhuangzi

Daoism Part 2 - Zhuangzi and The Zhuangzi, the rise of Fangshi’s in society, Daoist Thought and Religion, Guo Xiang, Xiang Xiu, the compilation of the Dao Zang


05

Chinese Philosophy Becomes a Crowded Space

The end of the Han Dynasty, the rise of Buddhism and the consequent rivalries between the three religions, The seeds of Neo-Confucianism are planted, Han Yu, Li Ao, Liu Zongyuan and the Daotong Lineage


06

The Rise of Neo-Confucianism - The Five Founders

  1. The Rise of Neo-Confucianism - The Five Founders Introduction to Neo Confucianism, the concept of Qi, The Five Founders of Neo Confucianism: Zhou Dunyi, Cheng Yi, Cheng Has, Zhou Dunyi’s Taiji Tu Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate, Sao Yong and Zhang Zai, Yin and Yang, the Five Elements and the Five Constant Virtues

07

Neo-Confucianism: The Heart vs. The Mind

The role of Li (mind, principle) and Xin (heart) in Neo Confucianism, Liu Jiuyuan and Lu Xiangshan and Xin Xue (The School of the Mind), Neo Confucianism gets a name: Song Xue, Intro to Zhu Xi


08

Cheng-Zhu vs. Lu-Wang

Zhu Xi and his philosophy, More discussion about Qi, Han Studied (Han Xue) and the revolt against Neo Confucianism, Wang Shouren (Wang Yangming), the Cheng-Zhu School vs. the Lu Wang School


09

Wang Yangming, The Five Elements, and Alchemy. Conclusion

The rival philosophies of Lu Xiangshan and Zhu Xi, the philosophy of Wang Yangming, Loose ends: The Five Elements and You Yan’s Alchemy, the book called “The Path”, Closing remarks

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About Laszlo Montgomery

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Laszlo Montgomery is the creator and presenter of the long-running China History Podcast. The program is listened to around the world and brings hundreds of different topics to eager learners of China’s long history. Laszlo has also been involved in China business since 1989, primarily in manufacturing and exporting consumer products to the US mass market. He lived in Hong Kong from 1989 to 1998 and has traveled extensively to China since 1980.

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First lesson will be released on September 15th, 2021.


Starting on September 15, 2021 new lessons will be posted twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday, through the completion of the course.

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History of Chinese Philosophy - Understanding Taoism, I Ching, and the Neo Confucianism

by Laszlo Montgomery


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