新中国:哲学与政治课程详细信息

课程号 30340067 学分 2
英文名称 Philosophy and Politics in New China
先修课程 No Pre-requisites.

中文简介
Centered upon philosophical developments and philosophical-political debates in the P.R. China established in 1949, this course aims to explore the complicated intertwined relationship between philosophy and politics in New China. Our main emphasis will be on the philosophical-political works by Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Ai Siqi, Yang Xianzhen, Feng Youlan, Wang Hui, and other notable Chinese theoreticians, and on the heated controversies over epistemology, dialectics, materialism and political philosophy. We will of course probe the historical and political context and consequences of those philosophical disputes and positions. We will also discuss diverse views on those issues by famous Western critics, such as Louis Althussser, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Zizek and Alessandro Russo. Related movies, documentaries and videos will be screened in class to illustrate corresponding historical backgrounds and philosophical-political issues.
英文简介 Centered upon philosophical developments and philosophical-political debates in the P.R. China established in 1949, this course aims to explore the complicated intertwined relationship between philosophy and politics in New China. Our main emphasis will be on the philosophical-political works by Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Ai Siqi, Yang Xianzhen, Feng Youlan, Wang Hui, and other notable Chinese theoreticians, and on the heated controversies over epistemology, dialectics, materialism and political philosophy. We will of course probe the historical and political context and consequences of those philosophical disputes and positions. We will also discuss diverse views on those issues by famous Western critics, such as Louis Althussser, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Zizek and Alessandro Russo. Related movies, documentaries and videos will be screened in class to illustrate corresponding historical backgrounds and philosophical-political issues.

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教学大纲 Centered upon philosophical developments and philosophical-political debates in the P.R. China established in 1949, this course aims to explore the complicated intertwined relationship between philosophy and politics in New China. Our main emphasis will be on the philosophical-political works by Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Ai Siqi, Yang Xianzhen, Feng Youlan, Wang Hui, and other notable Chinese theoreticians, and on the heated controversies over epistemology, dialectics, materialism and political philosophy. We will of course probe the historical and political context and consequences of those philosophical disputes and positions. We will also discuss diverse views on those issues by famous Western critics, such as Louis Althussser, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Zizek and Alessandro Russo. Related movies, documentaries and videos will be screened in class to illustrate corresponding historical backgrounds and philosophical-political issues.
Session 1: Course Introduction
Session 2: Major Philosophical Developments and Philosophical-Political Debates in New China
Session 3: On Practice
Session 4:  On Contradiction
Session 5:  Kang Youwei`s Datongshu: The One-world Philosophy and the Great Leap Forward (1958-1960)
Session 6: The Theory and Practice of the Commons in the P.R. China (1958-1976)
Session 7:  The "One Divides into Two" Controversy (1963-1965)
Session 8:  Philosophy for Militants and Rebels (1966-1976)
Session 9:   The End of the Cultural Revolution and its Implications for Chinese Philosophy (1977-2014)
Session 10:   Post-Mao Philosophy and Politics in the P.R. China (1977-2014)


Required Texts: included in Course Packet

Recommended Texts:

Bo Mou, Chinese Philosophy A-Z, Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Steve S. K. Chin, The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung: Form and Content, Hong Kong: Centre for Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 1979.
Arif Dirlik, et. al., Critical Perspectives on Mao Zedong`s Thought, Humanities Press, 1997.
Joshua A. Fogel, “Ai Siqi: Professional Philosopher and Establishment Intellectual,” in Merle Goldman with Tiimothy Cheek and Carol Lee Hamrin, eds., China’s Intellectuals and the State: In Search of a New Relationship, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.
Joshua A. Fogel, Ai Ssu-ch’i’s Contribution to the Development of Chinese Marxism, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.
Mobo C. F. Gao, Gao Village: Rural Life in Modern China, Univ of Hawaii Pr., 2007.
Paul R. Goldin (eds.), Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei, Springer Netherlands, 2013.
Carol Lee Hamrin, Alternatives within Chinese Marxism 1955-1965: Yang Hsien-chen’s Theory of Dialectics, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975.
Carol Lee Hamrin, ed., “Yang Xianzhen’s Philosophic ‘Criminal Case’,” Chinese Law and Government, vol. 24 (1991), nos. 1-2 (Spring-Summer), 1-179.
Dongping Han, The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village, Monthly Review Press, 2008.
Rebecca Karl, Mao Zedong and China in the 20th Century World, Duke U. Press, 2010.
Nick Knight, Marxist Philosophy in China: From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923 -1945, Dordrecht: Springer, 2005.
Nick Knight, Li Da and Marxist Philosophy in China, Boulder: Westview Press, 1996.
Nick Knight, Mao Zedong on Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937, Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1990.
Nick Knight, Rethinking Mao: Explorations in Mao Zedong`s Thought, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.
Nick Knight, ed., “The Philosophical Thought of Mao Zedong: Studies from China, 1981-1989,” Chinese Studies in Philosophy, vol. 23 (1992), nos. 3-4 (Spring-Summer), 1 - 283.
Christos Lynteris, The Spirit of Selflessness in Maoist China: Socialist Medicine and the New Man, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Werner Meissner, Philosophy and Politics in China: The Controversy over Dialectical Materialism in the 1930s, London: Hurst, 1990.
Mao Zedong, On Practice and On Contradiction, intro by Zizek, Verso, 2007.
Kalpana Musra, From Post-Maoism to Post-Marxism: The Erosion of Official Ideology in Deng`s China, New York: Routledge, 1998.
Ram Naresh Sharma, Mao: The Man and His Thought, Patna: Janaki Prakashan, 1991, Chapter 2.
Chenshan Tian, Chinese Dialectics: From Yijing to Marxism, Lexington Books, 2005.
Robin R. Wang, ed. Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization. State University of New York,2004.
Wang Hui, China`s New Order: Society, Politics, and Economy in Transition, Harvard Univ. Press, 2006.
Various articles available online.
Delivery Method: PPT introduction plus close readings and reviews on books, essays, movies or other selected entries.  
Course Structure: lectures and seminars
All students should actively participate in class discussion. There will be several pre-arranged class discussion sessions, for which each person is supposed to email teaching staff (instructor and TAs) two questions or/and comments related to readings or screenings 10 hours before next class. Each person is required to do one presentation and write one critical, expository essay for your final paper. Your essay should be a research-based report with detailed analyses and originalities. It`s not suitable for you to merely offer some introduction to given issues (like merely a synopsis or abstract of an essay or movie). Don’t copy from Wikipedia or similar websites.
Attendance at all sessions is required. If you must miss a class, please notify the instructor in advance. You are responsible for reading materials and finishing assignments given during a missed session.
1. Attendance (10%)and class discussions (20%)
2. Presentation (20%)
3. The Final Report (50%)
1500 words or no less than five double-space pages.
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学年度学期:16-17-3,课程班:新中国:哲学与政治1,课程推荐得分:null,教师推荐得分:null,课程得分分数段:80及以下;