A historical overview of Chinese civilization from its Neolithic origins to the founding of the Ming Dynasty. The foundations of Chinese civilization and the core of Chinese culture will be elucidated through a focus on key aspects of governance, economy, foreign relations, literature and the arts, and their development during this period.
- Identify key developments in Chinese civilization since the Neolithic age.
- Recognize geographical features and their impacts on cultural development in China, as well as the fluidity of borders.
- Examine new developments in social segmentation
- Analyze the influence of elements of capitalism on the economy and culture
- Recognize the impact of Western culture
Why Choose National University?
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 175,000 alumni worldwide.
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College of Letters and Sciences
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