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


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.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
HIST 101

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.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: T, Th 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
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.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: T, Th 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM