Intellectual History of China and Japan
Unit I The Intellectual foundation of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations-Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, Maism and Shintoism.
Unit II Intellectual challenges from outside-Buddhism in China and Japan: significance and legacy.
Unit III Attempts at Syncretism- Rise of Culturalism and Conservation-Neo Confucianism in China: Chu XI and Wang Yang Ming; Shinto in Medieval Japan, Neo-Confucian orthodoxy: Hayashi Ranzan, Yamazaki Ansai, Minto School, Kaibara Ekken: Eighteenth century: Cofucianism-an attempt at Rationalism?
Unit IV East Asia confronts the west- Critique of traditional ideology; Debates on modernization- China- Reform for Restoration of Traditional State Meiji Restoration, Kang Yu Wei and Lung Qi Chao: Sun Yat Sen and 1911 Revolution: May Fourth Movement Yan Fu Li Dazhao and Chen Du Xiu: Rise of Marxism and the thought of Mao Zedong-Japan-Shinto Revival; Debates over Eastern ethics and western science; Fukuzawa Yukichi; Restoration and renovation in the Meiji era. The Imperial Eescript on Education, Itagaki Taisuke, Okuma Shigenobu; Prewar Liberalism: Rise of Revolutionary Nationalism: Japan and Asia, Kita Ikki’s ultranationalism; Japanese Social Movement.
Unit V The Chinese and Japanese Tradition in the Modern World.