Course Description

East Asian History

HIEA 3111

China to the Tenth Century

Spring 2018

This class introduces Chinese history from its origins through the end of the 10th century. Its goal is to explore what makes Chinese civilization specifically Chinese and how the set of values, practices, and institutions we associate with Chinese society came to exist. Political, social, cultural, and intellectual history will all be covered, though not equally for all periods. Major themes of the course include intellectual developments, empire-building efforts, religious and popular beliefs, and Chinese interaction with other cultures and peoples. Required reading includes a variety of primary sources, book chapters, and articles. Final grades will be based on four quizzes, two short papers, and class participation. This course fulfills the College’s non-Western and historical perspective requirements. No previous knowledge of Chinese history is required.


Course Type:
Lecture
Maximum Enrollment:
40

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904

  

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