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R Kent Guy
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

A survey of Chinese civilization from the earliest times to the present, designed to provide a broad understanding of the development of Chinese civilization, and a sense of how the Chinese understand their own past. Themes to be covered will include: the origins and development of China's humanistic philosophical tradition; the structure and mechanisms of imperial rule; China's medieval and early modern social transformations; the arrival of the modern age in China; and contemporary problems and aspects. Arrangements can be made for W credit.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will be outlined in the course syllabus.

To be announced.


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: 12/15/2005