The Evolution of Daoism
Original TaoDaodejingZhuangziEarly Daoist ScripturesOpening The Dragon GateThe Tao of Pooh
Syllabus
 
Yin-Yang Icon PART I: THE BIRTH OF DAOISM
8/23 Introduction Original Tao: 1-9, 41-44
8/25
Original Tao: 99-123
8/28
Original Tao: 125-144, 46-97
8/30
The Daodejing of Laozi: xi-xxx Original Tao: 144-153
9/1
The Daodejing of Laozi: 1-19
9/4
LABOR DAY
9/6
The Daodejing of Laozi: 20-37
9/8
The Daodejing of Laozi: 41-61
9/11
The Daodejing of Laozi: 62-84
9/13
Zhuangzi: vii-xviii  •  Original Tao: 153-161    Zhuangzi: 3-8
9/15
Zhuangzi: 9-21
9/18
Zhuangzi: 21-38
9/20
Zhuangzi: 39-54
9/22
CLASS CANCELLED
9/25
Zhuangzi: 57-66, 77-84
9/27
Zhuangzi: 66-76, 85-92
9/29
Zhuangzi: 95-112  •  Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Day)
10/2
Zhuangzi: 112-125  •  Stuart Patterson
10/4
Sources of Chinese Tradition: 235-247, 268-273, 278-282 (click to download)
10/6
Original Tao: 173-203  •  Meditation
Yin-Yang Icon PART II: MEDIEVAL DEVELOPMENTS
10/9
Early Daoist Scriptures (EDS)/General Introduction: 1-23    Sacred Mountains of China  •  Midterm Paper
10/11
EDS/Xiang'er Commentary: 29-65
10/13
EDS/Xiang'er Commentary: 78-100
10/16
FALL BREAK
10/18
EDS/Xiang'er Commentary: 100-121  •  Vivian Thurmond
10/20
EDS/Xiang'er Commentary: 121-142
10/23
EDS/Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 275-302
10/25
EDS/Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 307-331
10/27
EDS/Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 331-347
10/30
EDS/Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 348-366  •  Haruka Taira
11/1
EDS/Wondrous Scripture of Limitless Salvation: 373-394
11/3
EDS/Wondrous Scripture of Limitless Salvation: 405-421
11/6
EDS/Wondrous Scripture of Limitless Salvation: 421-432
Yin-Yang Icon PART III: CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONS
11/8
Opening the Dragon Gate: 1-38
11/10
Opening the Dragon Gate: 39-65
11/13
Opening the Dragon Gate: 68-97
11/15
Opening the Dragon Gate: 98-136    Yijing
11/17
Opening the Dragon Gate: 137-182    Topic Paper/Annotated Bibliography    Four Areas of Daoist Practice  •  Lu Dongbin
11/20
Opening the Dragon Gate: 183-214  •  Diego Esquivel
11/22
THANKSGIVING
11/24
THANKSGIVING
11/27
Opening the Dragon Gate: 216-247  •  James Crue
11/29
Opening the Dragon Gate: 248-282  •  First Draft of the Final Paper
12/1
The Tao of Pooh: viii-x, 1-35
12/4
The Tao of Pooh: 37-90  •  Raygn Jordan
12/6
The Tao of Pooh: 91-139  •  Sarah Hein
12/8
The Tao of Pooh: 141-158
12/13
Wednesday, December 13: Revised Draft of the Final Paper
 
Original TaoDaodejingZhuangziEarly Daoist ScripturesOpening The Dragon GateThe Tao of Pooh