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Imperial China Through Time

Discover the heart of life during China’s imperial dynasties with our course. This course reveals the historical unfolding of the empire through the lives of individuals from all walks of life, spanning 221 BCE to 1912.

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Are you fascinated by the rich and diverse history of China, and want to understand more about the country’s imperial past? Look no further than our course that takes you on a deep dive into the lives of the people who shaped China’s past and present. Over the course of the program, you will explore the iconic features of Chinese civilization that emerged during the empire’s long and diverse imperial era, including art, architecture, literature, philosophy, spiritual traditions, social and bureaucratic structures, and technological innovations. You’ll gain an understanding of how these features continue to shape China’s present, as well as its future as a burgeoning superpower.

But this course is not just a standard historical overview of China’s imperial past. Instead, it offers an alternate look at history, one that is grounded in the experiences of individual people from all walks of life. Through primary sources and engaging lectures, you’ll learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese people, as well as the powerful emperors, scholars, and officials who shaped the country’s destiny. Whether you’re a student of history, culture, or simply someone who wants to deepen their understanding of one of the world’s great civilizations, this course offers a unique and riveting opportunity to explore the fascinating history of China’s imperial past. So why wait? Enroll today and start your journey into the heart of China’s rich and diverse history.

What you’ll achieve:

  • A comprehensive understanding of China’s imperial history, spanning over 2,000 years of dynastic rule;
  • A nuanced appreciation of the social, cultural, philosophical, and economic developments that shaped imperial China;
  • A deep understanding of the lives of ordinary people and elites alike, and how their experiences were shaped by imperial rule;
  • Insight into the legacies of imperial China and how they continue to shape modern China’s politics, society, and culture;
  • Greater knowledge and appreciation of China’s contributions to world civilization, including its art, literature, philosophy, and technological innovations.

Who is this course for:

  • Students of history, culture, art, and related disciplines seeking to expand their knowledge of China’s imperial past;
  • Scholars and researchers interested in China’s history and its contributions to human civilization;
  • Businessmen, policymakers, and diplomats who wish to better understand the cultural and historical context of China’s modern-day role in the world;
  • Anyone with a general interest in Chinese history and culture who seeks to broaden their understanding of this rich and complex civilization.