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Lecture 25

MMW 12 Lecture 25: Lecture 25


Department
Making of the Modern World
Course Code
MMW 12
Professor
Richard Cohen
Lecture
25

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Confucian response to the Exotic
Confucianism in the Early Tang
1.
The An Lu-Shan Rebellion and its Aftermath
2.
Han Yu's counterattack on Buddhism
3.
Han Yu's resurgent Confucianism
4.
Confucianism in the Early Tang
"If today Chinese civilization seems synonymous with Confucian culture, we need to
be reminded of the long centuries in which China lay under the spell of Buddhism and
Taoism."
--William Theodore de Bary, Sources of Chinese Tradition
Other Asian countries viewed China as the center of Buddha
Daoism is presented as not being essentially 'Chinese'
Education is about moving forward without knowing where you're going
The An Lu-Shan Rebellion and Its Aftermath
An Lu-ShanRebellion (755-756)
Cause of the shift of 'mentality' towards xeno
Great turning point because it affected everything: economy, society,
intellectual life
Chang'an
Of mixed heritage
Xenophobia vs. xenophilia
Xeno= foreign
Phobia= hate
Philia= love
After 800, there was a rise of xenophobia
Renewed focus on ancient Confucian tradition
Sinicized/Sinicization
Han Yu's Counterattack on Buddhism
Lecture 25
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
9:05 AM
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