HIST 1740

HIST 1740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course explores the history of imperial China between the 3rd century b.c.e. and the 16th century c.e. with a focus on the following questions:  How did imperial Chinese states go about politically unifying diverse peoples over vast spaces?  How did imperial Chinese approaches to governance and to relations with the outer world compare with strategies employed by other historical empires?  How did those approaches change over time?  How did major socio-cultural formations — including literary canons; religious and familial lineages; marketing networks; and popular book and theatrical cultures — grow and take root, and what were the broader ramifications of those developments?  How did such basic configurations of human difference as Chinese (civilized)-barbarian identity, high-low status, and male-female gender operate and change over time?

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HNU)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 1174CAPS 1740MEDVL 1740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16228HIST 1740  LEC 001

  • 16229HIST 1740  DIS 201

  • 16230HIST 1740  DIS 202

  • 16231HIST 1740  DIS 203

  • 16232HIST 1740  DIS 204