EALL 705, HIST 875
The Tang Dynasty
A survey of genres from the Tang Dynasty: the dynastic histories, other chronicles, literati notes, collected papers, chuanqi fiction, transformation texts, and poetry. In addition to frequent translation exercises, students do research projects that cross the usual disciplinary lines dividing history and literature.
The World Circa 1000
A study of the world’s major societies and the encounters among them circa 1000, when globalization began. Attention to China, India, Europe, the Vikings, Africa, the Islamic world, Amerindians including the Maya. Analysis of written and archaeological sources.
HIST 321, EAST 220
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.