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Cross-Cultural Encounters between China and the World

HISTORY 70F (4.0 units)Session II

Cross-cultural encounter is one of the major themes in world history, and this course explores this theme with a concentration on China. We will start with one of the earliest cross-continental trades in the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) via the Silk Road, and look at China and the world from the perspectives of Chinese and Western travelers such as Marco Polo, Zheng He, Matteo Ricci, George Macartney, and Liang Qichao, and end with contemporary Chinese consumption and production in world economy. This course attempts to answer the following questions: historically, how did the Chinese view the world? How did the world see China? What kinds of material and intellectual exchanges took place between China and the world? What kinds of impacts did China bring to the world, and the world to China? This is an undergraduate upper-division course focusing on cross-cultural encounters between China and the world. No prerequisites are necessary, and any student with interests in China and/or the world, past and present, is welcomed. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and each week focuses on one topic in a roughly chronological order. Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary. (IV, VIII)

Instructor(s) STAFF
Schedule TuTh 9:00 - 11:50am, Room To Be Announced TBA
Units 4.0
Course Code 26610
UC Undergraduate (per unit) $ 279.00
UC Graduate (per unit) $ 349.00
Visitor (per unit) $ 349.00
Note(s) None