The Evolution of Daoism
Syllabus
DATE
READINGS
8/19
Introduction

THE BIRTH OF DAOISM
8/21
Original Tao, 1-9, 41-44, 99-109
8/23
Original Tao, 109-123
8/26
Original Tao, 125-144, 46-97
8/28
The Daodejing of Laozi, xi-xxx Original Tao, 144-153
8/30
The Daodejing of Laozi, 1-19
9/2LABOR DAY
9/4
The Daodejing of Laozi, 20-37
9/6
The Daodejing of Laozi, 41-61
9/9
The Daodejing of Laozi, 62-84  <<Juliet Mathey>>
9/11
Zhuangzi, vii-xviii  •  Original Tao, 153-161    Zhuangzi, 3-8
9/13 Zhuangzi, 9-21, 85-92
9/16
Zhuangzi, 21-38  <<Prerana Shrestha>>
9/18
Zhuangzi, 39-54, 77-84  <<Paul Lewis>>
9/20
Zhuangzi, 57-66, 95-112  <<Lindsay Gleason>>
9/23
Zhuangzi, 66-76, 112-125
9/25
Original Tao, 173-203  •  Meditation
9/27
MIDTERM PAPER
MEDIEVAL DEVELOPMENTS
9/30
Early Daoist Scriptures (EDS): General Introduction, 1-23  •  Zhang Daoling @ Qingcheng Mountain
10/2
EDS: Xiang'er Commentary, 29-65
10/4
EDS: Xiang'er Commentary, 78-100
10/7
EDS: Xiang'er Commentary, 100-121
10/9
EDS: Xiang'er Commentary, 121-142
10/11
EDS: Commands and Admonitions, 149-161, 165-83
10/14
FALL BREAK
10/16
EDS: Scripture of the Inner Explanations, 186-198, 204-224
10/18EDS: Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 275-302
10/21
EDS: Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 307-331  
10/23EDS: Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 331-347  <<Areli Morales>>
10/25EDS: Upper Scripture of Purple Texts: 348-366
10/28 EDS: Wondrous Scripture of Limitless Salvation, 373-394
10/30 EDS: Wondrous Scripture of Limitless Salvation, 405-421  <<Kaitlin Koncilja>>
11/1 EDS: Wondrous Scripture of Limitless Salvation, 421-432
CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONS
11/4 Opening the Dragon Gate, 1-38
11/6 Opening the Dragon Gate, 39-65
11/8 Opening the Dragon Gate, 68-97  <<Umi Ogimi>>
11/11 Opening the Dragon Gate, 98-136
11/13 Opening the Dragon Gate, 137-182
11/15 Opening the Dragon Gate, 183-214    TOPIC PAPER
11/18 Opening the Dragon Gate, 216-247
11/20 Opening the Dragon Gate, 248-282
11/22 The Tao of Pooh, viii-x, 1-35
11/25 The Tao of Pooh, 37-90
11/27 THANKSGIVING
11/29 THANKSGIVING
12/2 The Tao of Pooh, 91-139
12/4 The Tao of Pooh, 141-158
12/6 FINAL PAPER