East Asian Languages and Cultures | China: the Enduring Heritage
E232 | 26167 | Zou

This is an introductory level course intending to give students a
general review of the history, culture, thought and literature of
China from the beginning to the 20th century.  All materials and
lectures will be in English, and there is no prerequisite.  Reading
materials are divided into two categories: one is secondary reading
outlining characteristics of Chinese culture, society, politics and
economy at a particular historical period, important historical
figures and events, and intellectual thought.  The second category
is translation of original documents from Chinese history, including
short pieces from history books, poetry, stories, and prose, which
intend to give students a good chance to be in close contact with
the Chinese cultural tradition through textual engagement.  Course
requirements include active class participation, composition, and a
group research project.

3 credits