HISTORY 250 - China from the Oracle Bones to the Opium War
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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The culture and civilization of China in six major stages: Prehistory, Classical age, early Imperial, middle Imperial, and late Imperial. Thisterm the course consists of the following major topics:

Introduction: History and Chinese History
1. The Origins and Formation of the Chinese Classical Culture and Tradition---From the Peking Man to the Philosophers (Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Legalism, New Taoism, and…);
2. The Rise of the Chinese Empire---Qin Shihuang, Han Wudi, and the Hsiungnu;
3. The Making of a New China, ca. 300—600 A.D. New Hus, New Religion (Buddhism and…), and New World (Ta-shih and…);
4. The Glory and Decline of the Second Empire, ca. 600-900: New Nation and New Empire;
5. The Chinese Empire in Crisis and Transformation, 900-1800;
6. The Chinese Empire after the Opium War 1839-1842.
Epilogue: China and the World in Modern Times—The Patterned Past and the New Challenge

Detailed outlines of these topics with assigned readings will be distributed in class.

Course Requirements:

Two midterms, one final exam. History of China: A Handbook of Syllabus, Lecture Outlines, and Supplementary Readings by Chun-shu Chang will be distributed in class.

HISTORY 250 - China from the Oracle Bones to the Opium War
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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