Lucas Bender

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures
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Areas of interest : 
Early and Medieval Chinese Literature; Chinese Intellectual and Religious Life
Region: 
China

Courses

EALL 200, CHNS 200, EAST 240, HUMS 270

The Chinese Tradition

An introduction to the literature, culture, and thought of premodern China, from the beginnings of the written record to the turn of the twentieth century. Close study of textual and visual primary sources, with attention to their historical and cultural backdrops.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
EALL 213, HUMS 292, PHIL 205, RLST 211

Philosophy, Religion, and Literature in Medieval China

Exploration of the rich intellectual landscape of the Chinese middle ages, introducing students to seminal works of Chinese civilization and to the history of their debate and interpretation in the first millennium. No previous knowledge of China is assumed. Instead, the course serves as a focused introduction to Chinese philosophy, religion, and literature.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: T, Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
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 2019
Day/Time: T 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
EALL 513

Philosophy, Religion, and Literature in Medieval China

This course explores the rich intellectual landscape of the Chinese middle ages, introducing students to seminal works of Chinese civilization and to the history of their debate and interpretation in the first millennium. No previous knowledge of China is assumed. This is primarily an undergraduate course; graduate students are provided readings in the original language and meet in an additional session to review translations.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: T, Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 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 2019
Day/Time: T 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM