East Asian Philosophies
Major Assignment: For the Major Assignment, you are required to demonstrate your understanding of major East Asian philosophies/schools of thought through the following scenario: · Imagine that the spirits of Mencius/Mengzi, Master Mo/Mozi, and Master Han Fei/Han Feizi have been summoned to Canada today to advise The Honourable Erin OToole, the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, on the following areas: o What personal qualities would enable him to gain the support of the vast majority of Canadians and become the next prime minister of Canada? o If Mr. OToole becomes prime minister, § What, if anything, should the Canadian government do about people who go against current public health orders (ie. physical distancing, gathering limits, etc.) designed to stop the spread of COVID-19? Explain why. § What, if anything, should the Canadian government do about people who hold protests against the government or government policies? Explain why. § What, if anything, should the Canadian government do if a Canadian pharmaceutical company successfully develops a vaccine against COVID-19? Explain why. § Should the Canadian government become involved in the manufacturing of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.) and cleaning products in order to make a profit? Explain why or why not. § Should the Canadian government increase taxes on people and/or businesses? Explain why or why not. § Should Canada continue to support international organizations like the United Nations and the World Health Organization? Explain why or why not. In this assignment, you are required to describe the advice that each of the three spirits would give to Mr. OToole based on each spirits philosophy/school of thought. You may assume that the spirits of the three philosophers have kept up-to-date on all major events around the world, as well as all major scientific, technological, and medical developments since their lifetime, so they do not need explanations from anyone. You may structure this assignment in the form of a traditional essay, a dialogue among the three spirits and Mr. OToole, or in another form that is approved in advance by the instructor. Regardless of the format, your assignment needs to be in complete sentences and in Standard English. You will be expected to use information from the lectures and the assigned readings to complete this assignment. You do not have to list the lectures and assigned readings in a bibliography because the instructor already knows what these sources are. You are not required to do any other additional research. However, if you choose to use other sources, please provide a Chicago-style bibliography of these sources. Paraphrasing is usually better than using direct quotes. Paraphrased information from sources other than the lectures should be accompanied by Chicago-style footnotes. Your assignment is allowed to have a maximum of five direct quotes from the assigned readings and/or additional sources. Each direct quote needs to be accompanied by quotation marks and a Chicago-style footnote. Your assignment must be your own work. You are allowed to seek editorial assistance for spelling and grammatical issues, but all the ideas must originate from you, and the actual writing must be done on your own. Your assignment should be submitted on eClass as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .pdf fomat. Your assignment should also fulfil the following requirements: · Number of pages (not counting cover page or bibliography): MINIMUM 4 U.S. letter sized pages (8.5 x 11 inches), MAXIMUM 7 U.S. letter sized pages o You are not required to have a cover page, but please make sure that your name and student ID are clearly visible on the first page · Margins: MINIMUM 1 inch or 2.54 cm · Font size: MINIMUM size 11 · Spacing: double Note: Do not use other bilograph!!!!!! Read the entire document I give you. Thats all the stuff that you can use! Also, I will give you the marking guide. You need write all the things that required by marking guide.