ASIAN 260 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Section: 001 Chinese Culture to the Mongols
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
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.

ASIAN 260 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24842
Open
19
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
24843
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
24844
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
24845
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
26374
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
30849
Open
10
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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