In another moment of idleness, I was thinking if a list of 28 fits a year's worth of undergrad curriculum, then there could also be a way to build a "clean" list of 28, tapping into the concept of the 7 traditions that first started when I compiled my first List of 36. For every tradition, picking 4 texts - ideally one in each of the 4 genre category I have always been using, would yield another concept for a List of 28. Below is the trial:
|Chinese||Wang Bi||Shiji||Zhu Xi||Su Shi|
Tsong Kha Ba
Compared with the Revised List of 28 earlier:
This adds: Mahavamsha, Tsong Kha Ba (commentary on Nagarjuna), Zhi Yi (commentary on Vimalakirtinirdesasutra), Eusebius
And takes away: Kant, Tolstoy, Classic of Odes, and Tale of Genji
In summary - beefing up the history genre and the Buddhist tradition, while taking away from Literature and European and East Asian authors.