RLG100 - Lecture 39

RLG100 - Lecture 39 - East Asian Traditions East Asia is a...

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East Asian Traditions East Asia is a cultural region as much as Europe is, even though they are distinct in modern period tey have a shared heritage and a long history of mutual interactions. One of the central unifying features in classical and modern period in Asian history is the ideographic Chinese writing system (which already in Asian times) was a product of long development in China - in other words, the Chinese writing system is unique in that most symbols represent an idea rather than a sound (unlike most languages we know). China was a very evolved civilization early in its history relative to other cutlures - so we have a philosophy that extends a long view. East Asian Worldview : (very different from Indic world view) →less exclusive in its ideas or in its sense of identity and much more syncretistic -absorbing ideas from elsewhere and evolving an identity that’s comfortable w/t receiving knowledge from other sources Approach/assessment of the world: →world is understood to be a good place, and so east asian = ultimately optimistic appraisal of
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