Eric Greene

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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; DGS, East Asian Studies
203-432-4857
Address: 
Room 420, 320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Buddhism in East Asia; Zen Buddhism; Ritual in East Asian Buddhism; Mysticism and Meditation in Buddhism and East Asia; Chinese Buddhist Studies; Chinese Buddhist Texts
Region: 
China, Transregional, South Asia

Courses

EALL 219, EAST 229, HUMS 214, PHIL 119, RLST 171

Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

This course represents an introduction to the most important philosophical thinkers and texts in Chinese history, ranging from roughly 500 BC–1500 AD. Topics include ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, and ontology. We discuss the basic works of Confucian and Daoist philosophers during the Warring States and early imperial eras, the continuation of these traditions in early medieval “dark learning,” Buddhist philosophy (in its original Indian context, the early period of its spread to China, and in mature Chinese Buddhist schools such as Chan/Zen), and Neo-Confucian philosophy. The course emphasizes readings in the original texts of the thinkers and traditions in question (all in English translation).

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: M,W,F 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
EAST 900

Master's Thesis

Directed reading and research on a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member (by arrangement) with expertise or specialized competence in the chosen field. Readings and research are done in preparation for the required master’s thesis.

Term: Spring 2022
EAST 900

Master’s Thesis

Directed reading and research on a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member (by arrangement) with expertise or specialized competence in the chosen field. Readings and research are done in preparation for the required master’s thesis.

Term: Fall 2021
EAST 910

Independent Study

By arrangement with faculty and with approval of the DGS.

Term: Spring 2022
EAST 910

Independent Study

By arrangement with faculty and with approval of the DGS.

Term: Fall 2021