Lucas Bender

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures; DUS, East Asian Languages & Literatures
203-432-5823
Address: 
320 York Street, Room 111, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Early and Medieval Chinese Literature; Chinese Intellectual and Religious Life
Region: 
China

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
EALL 301

Ancient and Medieval Chinese Poetry

Readings in ancient and middle-period Chinese poetry, from the beginnings of the tradition through the Song dynasty. 

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 601

Ancient and Medieval Chinese Poetry

Readings in ancient and middle-period Chinese poetry, from the beginnings of the tradition through the Song dynasty.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM