Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Farmer, J Michael
Discipline and Number
HIST 3314 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Traditional China

Description of Course:

Surveys the history of Chinese civilization from its Neolithic beginnings through the tenth century of the common era.

Required Texts:

Ebrey, Patricia. Cambridge Illustrated History of China. 2nd ed, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN: 0521124336.

Ebrey, Patricia. Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook. 2nd ed. New York: Free Press, 1993. ISBN: 002908752X.

Chang, K.C. Art, Myth, and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983. ISBN: 0674048083.

Schafer, Edward. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. ISBN: 0520054628.

Holcombe, Charles. The Genesis of East Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000. ISBN: 0824824652.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Weekly in-class writing assignments. Map assignment. Two mid-term quizzes. Final paper/project.

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