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History of Traditional China

HIST 223
Spring 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 223
Certificates: International Relations

This course introduces students to the history of China from ancient times to the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). We examine the historical factors that led to the emergence of agrarian societies and the appearance of the written record. Over the semester, we will learn that the answer to the question "Where is China?" evolves over time. This reminds us that China invented and reshaped its cultural identity by moving into new frontiers and creatively incorporating foreign ideas with indigenous practices. Studying the records left behind by these men and women in traditional China, we will see how our historical actors aspired to be a brave warrior, upright official, truthful historian, good husband or wife, or an inspiring teacher.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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