China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations: From Sage Kings to Confucius
China’s history from political, geographic, and cultural perspectives. The beginning of Chinese history in archaeology and mythology. The blossoming of Chinese thought, from Confucius to the Legalists. Historical methods for explaining how complex civilizations are formed. How to analyze texts and artifacts. Methods for the analysis of philosophical and political arguments. A critical appreciation of China’s literary, philosophical, political, and cultural resources.
Peter K. Bol|William C. Kirby|