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HIST 2043 The First Emperor and the Rise of Imperial China (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

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.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ling Zhang

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17