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2015-2016 Catalog

CHN 231 Chinese Civilization

This course presents selected topics of Chinese civilization from the Neolithic age down to the twenty-first century. It explores the origin, transformation, and continuity of this long-standing culture, discussing varied aspects in philosophy, religion, political institutions, and literature and arts. Students also explore certain areas of Chinese culture that are becoming transnational interests, such as Chinese food, Zen, and martial arts films. No prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language is required. All works are read in English translations.

Instructor

Yang, Luo