This course presents an array of primary texts, in English and Chinese, that have shaped the study of the Humanities and have been acknowledged as formative masterpieces in the study of the Humanities. It will demonstrate, through the particular address of primary texts, the humanistic tradition of intertextual study involving literary, philosophical, historical and other forms of writing. The course will encourage students to confront the contemporary controversy surrounding canonical literature, and it will encourage students to exercise independently their critical, analytical, and creative judgments in assessing the value of such canonical works in the modern world.


Great Works in the Humanities