HIST 2043 The First Emperor and the Rise of Imperial China (Spring: 3 )
This course studies the history of early imperial China, by focusing on the short reign of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty (221-210 BCE). Students will learn to use a variety of materials (literary, archaeological, artistic, and multimedia) and to think critically about issues including the formation of China’s early imperial dynasties; early China's social, intellectual, and cultural histories; the continuity of China’s bureaucratic system and authoritarian tradition; and China’s relations with the outside world. The course is reading and discussion intensive.
Instructor(s): Ling Zhang
Last Updated: 27-Oct-15