Two Golden Ages: China During the Tang and Song Dynasties
General Catalog Course Title:
Two Golden Ages: China During the Tang and Song Dynasties
Terms Offered:
Spring 2013

This course explores Chinese history and culture in the period from the 7th to the 13th centuries, when China achieved unprecedented military, political, and cultural power in East Asia. It concentrates on the fundamental transformation of state and society that took place between the 8th and 12th centuries, and on the nature of the new "early modern" order that had come into existence by the end of the Southern Song. Topics of special concern are economic and political power, technology, religion and  are economic and political power, technology, religion and philosophy, and poetry and painting.

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