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Orientation: An exploration of the formation, transformation, and implications of the Taoist (Daoist) tradition in China. Although the emphasis of the course is "philosophical" interpretation, attention will be given to the religious and spiritual dimensions of Taoism (Daoism). Indeed, a main concern of the course is to develop an approach, a method, an attitude, or a world view that is most appropriate for the academic study of Taoism.
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