Providing an overview of the main streams of thought in classical Indian, Chinese and Japanese philosophy, this course starts off with some considerations of the particular features of Asian philosophy that distinguish it from its Western counterpart. We will then look into the origins of philosophical activity in ancient China that were to form the influential and still operating schools of Confucianism and Daoism, while briefly introducing some other ancient Chinese schools of thought. Next we will travel to India and study the philosophical texts that laid a foundation for Hinduism, Jainism and in particular Buddhism, which will also be discussed in its unusual Chinese and Japanese versions. The primary aim is to explicate the main ideas and notions making up these traditions, in part by making comparisons with Western philosophy, but also by considering their religious manifestations.