History 270A (101) China in World History




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This course approaches the history of China from a global perspective. It proposes that China has been shaped by the world, and the world by China, far more intensely than China's national history has understood. We start in the Bronze Age, but the weight of the course will be from the 13th century forward. A prior knowledge of China is not necessary.  HIST 270 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history. Equivalency: ASIA 270