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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIS 163 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization

Survey of Chinese history and introduction to Chinese culture.  Origins of Chinese civilization.  Development of Chinese culture and religion in early Chinese history.  Unification of China under the Qin and Han dynasties.  Imperial China:  institutions, social life, and culture.  Relations between imperial China and other societies.  Crisis of late Qing China.  Chinese revolution, 1911-1949.  China under Mao.  Recent developments.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Identify the main chronological divisions in Chinese history.
2.  Identify some of the major elements in traditional Chinese culture.
3.  Discuss some of the major social, cultural and political developments in ancient China.
4.  Describe some of the main features of social and political life in imperial China.
5.  Explain the origins of the Chinese Revolution.
6.  Describe the course of the Chinese Revoluton.
7.  Identify the major events and developments during the rule of Mao Zedong.
8.  Identify some of the major developments in China since 1976.