History of China
This course aims
to introduce students to some of the main themes in Chinese history.
Beginning with the formative age in prehistory and ending with the
twentieth-century, we will examine some of the philosophical, cultural,
economic, and political developments, and assess the significance of the
emergence of institutions of the state and family.
The purpose is to give students a rounded picture of the diversity and
continuities of traditional and modern Chinese society.
The class will
consist of both lectures and discussions.
Students are expected to be responsible for the weekly readings and be
prepared to participate in class discussions.
Students will also be responsible at times for leading discussions on
the weekly readings.