HIST-122 China I
Fall for 2013-2014
This course begins a two-part sequence offering a general history of China from the earliest records of Chinese civilization through the first three decades of the People's Republic. The course is introductory, has no prerequisites, and assumes no prior knowledge of China or its language. The organization of the course is basically chronological, but within that framework we will be approaching China from a wide range of viewpoints, taking up political, economic, social, religious, philosophical, and artistic developments. In this fall semester, we will cover the formation of China's social, political, and intellectual culture and its development through various dynastic regimes, up through the height of the Qing Dynasty in the late 18th century.
The course has two basic goals: (1) to present a basic introduction to the traditions and legacies of the history and culture of China; and (2) to use the specific study of China as a means for developing more general skills in the discipline of historical analysis. Fall.
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