HIST 4041 Hero, Criminal or Dreamer? The First Emperor of the Qin (Spring: 3 )
This course explores the life of the First Emperor of China (259-210 BCE), his short reign, his mysterious death, the spectacular afterlife he created for himself, a two-millennia-long imperial tradition he designed for China, and the physical world and thoughts that he lived in and committed to reshape. Using a great variety of materials (literary, archaeological, and multimedia), this course introduces students to the historical complexity of early China and to its most renowned, controversial figure. Who is this man? What historical roles did he play or fail to play?
Instructor(s): Ling Zhang
Last Updated: 03-Mar-14