New Course in East Asian History



Spring 2013

HIEA 2559 (1)

New Course in East Asian History

"Social and Cultural History of Imperial China"

Cong Ellen Zhang

This survey course explores some of the major characteristics of Chinese culture and society in the imperial times and the forces that have shaped them at various historical stages. Topics include intellectual development, institutional and popular religions, urban and rural life, family relations and kinship organizations, and etc. Students read both primary sources (in English translation) and secondary literature and develop their skills at critical thinking, analysis, and oral and written argument. No prior knowledge of Chinese history is required.



Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904



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