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Traditional Chinese Legal Thought
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the major themes and issues in traditional Chinese legal thought. We will focus on the close reading and analysis of selected works by various philosophers and various philosophical schools, including Confucius and later Confucian thinkers (including, but not limited to, Mencius, Xunzi, and Dong Zhongshu), the Legalists, and the Daoists. Attention will also be placed on understanding these thinkers and philosophical schools in historical context and gaining an understanding of how law was applied in premodern China. No prior knowledge of Chinese history or Chinese philosophy is required. All required readings are in English.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Norman Ho

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4375 / LL5375 / LL6375 / LLJ5375

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3hr weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Week 4 - 6: 31 Jan - 18 Feb 2022 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] *Make-up for 31 Jan & 2 Feb on Sat, 5 Feb & Sat, 12 Feb (1- 4pm)

Mode of Assessment: 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 100% [Release: Fri, 25 March 2022 (3pm); Due: Fri, 25 March 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4375V/LL5375V/LL6375V Traditional Chinese Legal Thought

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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