ASST 212
Transforming the "Middle Kingdom": China, 2000 BCE-1600
Last Offered Fall 2016
Division II
Cross-listed ASIA 212 / ASST 212 / HIST 212
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

China expanded from scattered Neolithic settlements to become one of the world’s most complex and sophisticated civilizations. During this process, it experienced dramatic transformation as well as remarkable institutional and cultural continuities. This course will examine Chinese history from prehistoric times to the “early modern” seventeenth century. It will address topics such as the creation and transformation of dynastic authority, the reinterpretation of Confucian thought, the transmission of Buddhism, the conquest of China proper by “barbarian” peoples, the composition of elites, and change in daily life, popular culture and China’s place in the East Asian and world systems.
The Class: Format: lecture; lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 30-40
Class#: 1547
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, two short papers, a midterm, and a self-scheduled final exam
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ASIA 212 Division II ASST 212 Division II HIST 212 Division II
Attributes: GBST East Asian Studies Electives
GBST Middle Eastern Studies Electives
HIST Group B Electives - Asia
HIST Group P Electives - Premodern

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