Valerie Hansen

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Stanley Woodward Professor of History
115 Prospect Street, Room 342, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
China to 1600; Chinese Religious and Legal History; Social History of the Silk Road


HIST 321

China from Present to Past, 2015-600

Underlying causes of current issues facing China traced back to their origins in the premodern period. Topics include economic development, corruption, environmental crises, gender, and Pacific island disputes. Selected primary-source readings in English, images, videos, and Web resources.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T, Th 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
HIST 888, RLST 592

Society and Religion on the Silk Road

An introduction to artifacts and documents pertaining to social history and religion from the most important sites on the Northern and Southern Silk Roads in China, including Niya, Kizil, Turfan, and Dunhuang. Assigned readings are in English. Readers of Chinese also participate in a separate section reading documents in classical Chinese from Turfan and Dunhuang.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: W 1:30 - 5:20