Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual TraditionPosted: February 6, 2018 Filed under: Life-long learning Leave a comment
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition
Professor Grant Hardy, Ph.D.
The Great Courses
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This is an expansive course.
The series contains thirty-six lectures. Geographically it encompasses India, China, Japan, Korea, and even Persia. Professor Hardy looks at thought as early as the Vedas from somewhere around the 4th or 6th centuries A.D., and goes all the way up to Gandhi and Mao in the twentieth century, and then on to current customs and culture.
The fact that he covers a lot of material is made evident early in the course where the two earliest collections of sacred writing in India, the Vedas and the Upanishads, must share a single lecture. Hardy discusses people and works you might be familiar with and individuals and writings you’ve never heard of.
There is a lot of material here. I think this course is deserving of a second go round.