Middlebury

FYSE 1472

Fate, Filial Piety, & Passion

Fate, Filial Piety, and Passion in Chinese Civilization
In this seminar we will study the history of the ideas of ming (fate), xiao (filial piety), and qing (passion) in Chinese civilization. The meanings of these terms have evolved over two thousand years, but the notions of ming (one’s allotment in life), xiao (one’s duty to one’s parents), and qing (one’s sentiments or passions) have retained their central importance in China. We will discuss works of history, philosophy, literature, and film, as we consider ways in which people in the Chinese-speaking world have used these terms to express their ideas about the meaning of life and what it means to be human. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW LIT NOA

Sections

Fall 2018

FYSE1472A-F18 Seminar (Moran)

Spring 2016

FYSE1472A-S16 Seminar (Moran)