Jeong Won Hyun
Traces the development of Chinese civilization form earliest times through the Song dynasty. Examines social, cultural, political, and economic history.
This lecture-discussion class will cover Chinese history from the beginning through the Song (960-1276) dynasty, with more time devoted to the later period. Intellectual, social, cultural, and political history will all be treated, though not equally for all periods.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This class is lecture-discussion class. About one-third to one-half of the time will be devoted to student-led discussion of assigned readings. Assigned readings for discussion are both the primary and the secondary sources.
Class assignments and grading
Grades will be based on two exams (20% each, mostly identifications and short answer questions), one five to six-page essay/take home examination (20%), one five to six-page book review (20%) plus active participation in the discussions (20%).
Class attendance and participation. At the end of each lecture you will be asked to briefly answer two questions, one on the main point of the lecture and one about the content of the readings. You will also be asked to lead one of the discussions of primary and secondary sources as part of a small team of students.