HISTORY 252 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Section: 001 Chinese Culture to the Mongols
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Other:
Theme
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is intended to introduce students to major issues in pre-modern Chinese history. The course covers the political, cultural, social, and intellectual history from the Neolithic to the Mongol conquest (in the 13th century). Some of the major questions we will treat include:

  • Is “China” the oldest continuous civilization?
  • Was it culturally and ethnically homogeneous?
  • Was Chinese traditional culture and society “patriarchal”?
  • To what extent was the state successful in penetrating into the daily lives of individuals?

Course assignments will include not only reading primary and secondary literature (entirely in English); but they will also require students to analyze visual sources (to a lesser degree). No assumed knowledge of Chinese history, culture, or language required.

HISTORY 252 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27587
Open
23
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27588
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
27589
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27590
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30574
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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