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HIST 2041 China From Antiquity to the Middle Ages (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This survey offers a basic understanding of the historical transitions of Chinese society, politics, and culture. Among the topics covered are: the historical discourse of the emergence of early China; archaeological representations of early kingdoms and their path toward the formation of empire; territorial expansion versus the growth of a Chinese identity vis-à-vis non-Chinese ethnic groups; Confucianism as political and ethical philosophy; the Medieval Economic Revolution; and maritime China and its early encounters with the West.

Instructor(s): Ling Zhang

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills Non-Western Requirement for History Majors

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17