Courses under this program:
Course 1: China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations: From Sage Kings to Confucius
Learn about China’s origins, its integral early thinkers, and competing states and schools of thought.
Course 2: China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism
Learn about the Qin and Han dynasties, and how Buddhism and ideas of self-realization influenced the medieval period.
Course 3: Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China
Explore the reunification of China under the Tang with a focus on aristocratic culture — from poetry to calligraphy to literature.
Course 4: Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China
Explore China’s imperial period, with a focus on the Song dynasty and the role of the exam system in government.
Course 5: Global China: From the Mongols to the Ming
Explore the impact of the conquest dynasties and the world of the Ming.