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The Premodern history of China

The course gives basic knowledge about the premodern history of China and its cultural development from the Shang Dynasty to the end of imperial China.

Basic historiographic methods and traditions will be studied, as well as the most important sources. The premodern history of China will be investigated both from a Western and a Chinese perspective.

All teaching and examination at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies will continue to be web-based throughout autumn semester 2021.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one module, 7.5 credits.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures.

    Instruction is given in the language specified for each respective course instance.

    Attendance at all teaching sessions is mandatory.

    Course planning and resources

    Course details, planning and literature for Autumn 21 can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the start of the semester.

    Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.

    Assessment

    The course examined on the basis of a digital home exam by the end of the course.

    When the course is offered in English, the language of examination is English.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
    The course literature for Autumn 21 is being updated.
  • Contact

    Do you have questions about Chinese language and culture?

    Student Councelor:
    studievagledare.asien@su.se

    Director of Studies:
    Johan Fresk
    Room 107, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 36 20