Lucas Bender

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures
On leave: 
Spring 2019
203-432-5823
Areas of interest : 
Early and Medieval Chinese Literature; Chinese Intellectual and Religious Life
Region: 
China

Courses

EALL 230, HUMS 269

Poetry and Ethics Amidst Imperial Collapse

Du Fu has for the last millennium been considered China’s greatest poet. Close study of nearly one-sixth of his complete works, contextualized by selections from the tradition that defined the art in his age. Exploration of the roles literature plays in interpreting human lives and the ways different traditional forms shape different ethical orientation. Poetry as a vehicle for moral reflection. 

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 530

Poetry & Ethics Amidst Imperial Collapse

Du Fu has for the last millennium been considered China’s greatest poet. Close study of nearly one-sixth of his complete works, contextualized by selections from the tradition that defined the art in his age. Exploration of the roles literature plays in interpreting human lives and the ways different traditional forms shape different ethical orientation. Poetry as a vehicle for moral reflection. 

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 700, RLST 594

The Three Teachings in Medieval China

This course explores intersections between the Three Teachings—Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism—in late medieval China, focusing on the seventh through the ninth century. Too often studied in isolation from one another, these religious and intellectual teachings were deeply intertwined throughout this period, and scholars aiming to understand the religious, intellectual, and literary history of the Tang need to be able to read broadly across their boundaries. 

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: T 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM