History | China: The Later Empires
G383 | 2663 | Struve

TR 11:15A-12:30 P BH144

A portion of the above section reserved for majors. Above section carries
culture studies credit. Graduate Students register for Hist G583

This course will examine the most important developments in Chinese
history from the Sung dynasty (10th-12th centuries) through the middle
Ch'ing dynasty (18th century).  Prominent topics will be the transition
from medieval- aristocratic to "early modern" conditions, the economic and
technical "revolutions" of Sung times, the rise of Neo- Confucianism, the
culture of the literati, challenges to Chinese civilization posed by
Mongol and Manchu rule, patterns of governance, and the consequences of
accelerating population growth.  Grades will be based on classroom
participation, two mid-term examinations, and a final.  Required texts:
Fairbank & Reischauer, China: Tradition and Transformation, Cyril Birch,
ed., Anthology of Chinese Literature, Vols. 1-2, De Bary et al., Sources
of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 1 only.