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Patricia B. Ebrey
HSTAS 560
Seattle Campus

Field Course in Chinese History: 1276-1895

Introduction to the English-language literature on the Yuan, Min, and Qing dynasties. Recommended: either HSTAS 453 or equivalent.

Class description

This term this course will explore recent scholarship on the topic of literati culture during the Song period.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

This course is designed for students with previous coursework on Chinese history. Students are encouraged to attend the lectures for HSTAS 452 if they have not taken it.

Class assignments and grading

One five page book critique and one 15 page paper, plus occasional class presentations.

Required Reading

A packet of readings John Chaffee, Thorny Gates of Learning in Song China Ronald Egan, Word, Image and Deed in the Life of Su Shi

Grading Percentages

Book critique 25% Paper 50% Class participation 25%


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 Edmund K. Kamai
Date: 05/10/1999