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Topics in Early Chinese History - AHPG817

This unit provides in-depth analysis of selected topics in early Chinese history and archaeology. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of modern archaeological discoveries and to the interpretation of written records. Specific areas of interest are the Historical Records of Sima Qian, which is the earliest of all Chinese histories and the fountainhead of the dynastic history tradition in China; China's relationship with nomadic peoples who traded with and fought against the Chinese; the opening of the Silk Road; and the evidence concerning the introduction of foreign religions into China.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Gunner Mikkelsen

Admission to MAncHist or GradCertAncHist or MA in (Ancient History or Coptic Studies) Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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