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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
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HI 358 - From Mongols to Manchus: Chinese Imperial History, 1206-1911

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course explores China’s imperial history of the Yuan, Ming and Qing (1368-1911) dynasties against the backdrop of the ever changing global context, including the serious military challenges of nomadic peoples, the arrival of western missionaries and merchants, and the fading of the traditional tribute system in the face of western imperialism. Cadets will explore the great East-West economic divergence, as part of China’s complex relations with the early modern world, along with the legacies and controversies that the communist government has inherited from imperial China. Note: Region: Asia/Africa/Latin America.