History of China from earliest times to the present day. Topics to be covered include the formation of Chinese culture and its philosophic and religious traditions; the development of the bureaucracy and other structures of empire; China's evolving place in the world (the Silk Road, the Great Wall, the Opium War, etc.); traditions of political reform, from Confucianism to Communism; twentieth-century revolutions; and Chinese modernity and nationalism.
|Lives of Confucius by Nylan, Michael||Harmony. ISBN: 978-0385510691||Required|
|Six Chapters from My Life Downunder by Yang, Jiang||University of Washington Press. ISBN: 978-0295966441||Required|
|Diary of a Madman, and Other Stories by Lu, Xun||University of Hawaii Press. ISBN: 978-0824813178||Required|
|Six Records of a Floating Life by Shen, Fu||Penguin Classics. ISBN: 978-0140444292||Required|
|A Tale of Two Melons by Schneewind, Sarah||Hackett Publishing. ISBN: 978-0872208247||Required|
|Sources of Chinese Tradition, 2nd ed., Vol. 1 by de Bary, William Theodore||Columbia University Press. ISBN: 978-0231109390||Required|
|Cambridge Illustrated History of China, 2nd ed. by Ebrey, Patricia||Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521124331||Required|