The aim of this course is to acquaint the students with the ancient Chinese philosophical thoughts as expressed in Confucianism and Taoism. The course will treat the main themes of Confucian philosophy, its concept of man, its metaphysics, and its moral and political theory. Taoism will also be treated; the concept of Tao, the idealizations of nature in Taoism, Taoist metaphysics, its ethics and political theory. The beginning and the early stage of Indian philosophical thought as it is expressed in Hinduism and Buddhism. The Hindus metaphysics, its concept of Brahman, its concepts of man, the soul, illusion, liberation, etc. The origin of Buddhism and Buddhist concept of man, the word, suffering and liberation will be treated. Zen Buddhism will also be treated.