History of China: Origins to the Mongol Conquest

History 6A

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
155 Donner Lab
Day & Time: 
Tue/Thu 9:30–11am
Class Number: 
21623
Units: 
4
  • This course satisfies the Pre-Modern Requirement for the History Major.
  • The history of China from its beginnings to the destruction of the Song Dynasty by the Mongols in the 13th century. Topics to be covered include the emergence of Chinese civilization, the Chinese language, early rhetoric and philosophy, the creation of the first empire, law, Buddhism and religious Taoism, the socioeconomic revolution of the 10th to 12th centuries, identities (male and female, Chinese and "barbarian"), lyric poetry, and painting and calligraphy.