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Patricia B. Ebrey
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

Students should expect to gain a basic understanding of the key features of Chinese civilization and how they have developed over time.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

The basic history is covered in lectures and a textbook. This is supplemented by discussion sections which focus on analysis of primary sources. In addition, at least ten percent of class time will be devoted to learning from visual materials. Students will have chances to show mastery of the material both through tests and through writing assignments.


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 Moran Tompkins
Date: 01/29/2003