Arts, Sciences, and Engineering History
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
28252 HIS 142 Traditional China Spring 2019 4.0 Open
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: ZHANG E
Final Exam Schedule: LCHAS 103 on 0508 at 0830
Description: This course focuses on the history of traditional China from antiquity to the 18th century. Two thousand years of civilization, six thousand miles of the Great Wall, a silk road linking China to Rome, and seven maritime voyages sailing across the Pacific and Indian oceans. How have the notions of “China” and “Chinese” civilization transformed over time through cultural diffusion, commercial exchange, and military expansion? How does increased knowledge of Chinese history change our conceptions of Western civilization and the currents of world history? No prior knowledge of Chinese history or language is required for this course. Besides a standard textbook, one academic monograph (Mountain of Fame) and one Chinese classics (Dream of the Red Chamber) will anchor our readings throughout the course.
Clusters: H1CHI002, S1HIS004, S1HIS007, S1HIS009, S1HIS010, S1HIS015, S1HIS017, S1HIS018