HIST 4043 Environment, Economy and Politics in Medieval China (Spring: 3 )
During the tenth through thirteenth centuries, China was believed to have experienced a “Medieval Economic Revolution.” Production surged; markets mushroomed. The Chinese enjoyed a higher living standard than people in the rest of the world. Questions are: How did this happen? And why didn’t it continue to grow into an industrial economy? This course explores these questions by investigating the environmental, political, and socio-economic transitions during this period.
Instructor(s): Ling Zhang
Last Updated: 27-Oct-15