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Academic Year 2005/2006
Patterns of the Chinese Past: Culture, Politics, Ecology
HIST 373 SP
This course will combine seminar discussion and some lectures to familiarize students with major debates about the development of traditional Chinese culture in imperial times. We will explore new scholarly works that
challenge previous interpretative frameworks for Chinese culture, especialy the idea of the dyanstic cycle.
Mark Elvin, THE RETREAT OF THE ELEPHANTS, AN ENVIROMENTAL HISTORY OF CHINA
Benjamin Schwartz, THE WORLD OF THOUGHT IN ANCIENT CHINA
Ray Huang, 1587, A YEAR OF NO SIGNIFICANCE
Hucker, CHINA'S IMPERIAL PAST
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
There will be short weekly essays on the readings and one long research paper on a topic of the student's choice.
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