Chinese History and Culture consists of learning modules that examine the general history and cultural foundations of China. The course content includes key historical periods and figures from the ancient dynasties to the present; introduction to religion, philosophy and social structure; music and art; dominant cultural features and development of cultural differences across regions; as well as Western influences.
- The General History and Cultural Foundations of China - Introduction
- 1400 BC - 589 AD: Traditional Chinese Philosophies, Culture and Ideologies
- 589 AD - 1911: The Evolution of Chinese Thought and Society (PART1)
- 589 AD - 1911: The Evolution of Chinese Thought and Society (PART2)
- History of Modern China (1911-1949)
- History of the People's Republic of China (1949-1976)
- The Post-Mao Era
- Regional Differences
- Morton, W. Scott and Lewis, M. Charlton (2005). China: Its History and Culture (4th Edition). McGraw-Hill Professional.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Yi Shen (2011), "Chinese History and Culture," http://globalhub.org/resources/4182.
|Lecture Number/Topic||Online Lecture||Video||Lecture Notes||Supplemental Material||Suggested Exercises|
|Chinese History and Culture - Introduction||The General History and Cultural Foundations of China - Introduction.pdf
|Introduction to the general history and cultural foundations of China.
Provide a simple, concise, factual, yet comprehensive account of Chinese history and culture
|Chinese History and Culture - 1400 BC-589 AD: Ancient China||1400 BC-589 AD: Ancient China.pdf
IREE China - Classical Philosophies.pdf
|This learning module examines traditional Chinese philosophies, culture and ideologies in ancient China during the period of 1400 BC-589 AD.
Social and cultural background for the rise of …
|Chinese History and Culture - 589 AD-1911: The Evolution of Chinese Thought and Society (PART1)||589 AD -1911 (PART 1).pdf
|This learning module examines the development and refinement of traditional Chinese philosophy during the Sui, Tang, Song, and Yuan dynasties.
Restoration of Empire in the Sui …
|Chinese History and Culture - 589 AD -1911: The Evolution of Chinese Thought and Society (PART2)||589 AD - 1911 (PART 2).pdf
IREE China - Famous Emperors.pdf
|This learning module examines the disintegration of traditional Chinese society under the impact of Western imperialism during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
The Ming dynasty …
|Chinese History and Culture - History of Modern China (1911-1949)||History of Modern China: 1911-1949.pdf
IREE China - Why We Fight.pdf
|This learning module examines the emergence of modern revolutionary movements and ideologies in China during 1911-1949.
The Literary Revolution and the May Fourth movement: …
|Chinese History and Culture - History of the People's Republic of China (1949-1976)||History of the Peoples Republic of China 1949-1976.pdf
IREE China - Political Posters.pdf
|This learning module examines the history the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1976.
Early 1950s: Social revolution (socialist transformations)
Great Leap Forward (1958-60) and …
|Chinese History and Culture - The Post-Mao Era||The Post-Mao Era.pdf
IREE China - Party Congress.pdf
|This learning module examines the reforms of economic, science and technology systems in China during the Post-Mao era.
Post-Mao Economic Reforms in the 1980s
Science and technology …
|Chinese History and Culture - Regional Comparisons||Regional Differences.pdf
IREE China - Regional Comparisons.pdf
|This learning module examines the regional similarities and differences in China in historical and contemporary contexts, particularly between Shanghai and Beijing.