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Elif Akcetin
HSTAS 211
Seattle Campus

History of Chinese Civilization

Intensive survey of Chinese civilization from earliest times to today. Introduces all students, including East Asian history majors, to the general sweep of Chinese history. Social, cultural, and intellectual developments.

Class description

The purpose of this introductory course is to acquire a broad and general understanding of the development of Chinese civilization starting from the earliest period of archaeological evidence to the contemporary times. Special emphasis will be placed upon the heterogeneity and change of Chinese civilization and how the various intellectual, religious and ethnic influences throughout the centuries shaped Chinese culture and identity.

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General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Participation; normally midterm exam and two take-home exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Elif Akcetin
Date: 02/20/2007