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  1. University of Redlands HIST 101: World History to 1450

  2. Challenges of this course Finding theme/narrative What is in/out? Balancing constituencies

  3. Goals and hopes for the Institute Chinese philosophical and religious traditions China and Indian Ocean Moving beyond dynasties

  4. Jackpot!

  5. New readings Roger Ames, “The Confucian Worldview: Uncommon Assumptions, Common Misconceptions.” Roger’s translation of the Analects. Peter Hershock, “Buddhist Philosophy as a Buddhist Practice.” The Mission to the West by Zhang Qian (translation at: http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/texts/hantxt1.html#zhang) Peter Hershock, “Early Developments in Chinese Buddhism.” Hui-neng’s autobiography, in Zen Sourcebook: Traditional Documents from China, Korea and Japan.

  6. New readings Jerry Bentley, Old World Encounters, Ch. 5 (“Toward a New World Order”). Tansen Sen, “The Formation of Chinese Maritime Networks to Southern Asia, 1200-1450.” Primary Sources for Zheng He’s Voyages, in Edward L. Dreyer, Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405-1433.

  7. Beyond Dynasty? Intellectual life (ruxue) Integration/fragmentation China’s relationship with “non-China”

  8. The lagniappe: Chinese language and writing