Political and Intellectual Foundations of China: From Sage Kings to Confucius

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Political and Intellectual Foundations of China: Learn about China’s origins, its integral early thinkers, and competing states and schools of thought.

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Introduction

Political and Intellectual Foundations of China: Learn about China’s origins, its integral early thinkers, and competing states and schools of thought.

About this course

This course, the first in a comprehensive series on China, introduces you to the history, geography, and culture of the country.

Time, space, and identity enduring issues in Chinese history are explored. You’ll study China’s early dynasties to understand how physical geography impacted its inhabitants and how the many ethnicities within the country affected Chinese identity. You’ll learn about China’s origins as told in ancient texts and through modern archeology. You’ll explore the first dynasties during the Chinese bronze age, the many facets of Confucianism and his Analects, and the competing schools of thought that followed.

New political and moral ideas appear in Chinese culture in this period ideas that make up the country’s intellectual foundations and still resonate today. Join us to learn about China’s origins and how early concepts in Chinese culture still matter in the 21st century.

Learn from this Course: Political and Intellectual Foundations of China

  • 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.

Syllabus on Political and Intellectual Foundations of China:

Welcome to ChinaX (Part 1)

  • Meet ChinaX

Section 1

  • The Big Picture
  • Digest

Section 2

  • Origin Stories
  • Digest

Section 3

  • Legitimation of Power in Antiquity
  • Digest

Section 4

  • Discussing One Interpretation of the Nature of Chinese Civilization

Section 5

  •  Confucius and Confucianism
  • Digest

Section 6

  • Competing Schools and the Warring States
  • Digest
  • Course Notes
  • Final Assessment

Concluding Part 1

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Introduction

Political and Intellectual Foundations of China: Learn about China’s origins, its integral early thinkers, and competing states and schools of thought.

About this course

This course, the first in a comprehensive series on China, introduces you to the history, geography, and culture of the country.

Time, space, and identity enduring issues in Chinese history are explored. You’ll study China’s early dynasties to understand how physical geography impacted its inhabitants and how the many ethnicities within the country affected Chinese identity. You’ll learn about China’s origins as told in ancient texts and through modern archeology. You’ll explore the first dynasties during the Chinese bronze age, the many facets of Confucianism and his Analects, and the competing schools of thought that followed.

New political and moral ideas appear in Chinese culture in this period ideas that make up the country’s intellectual foundations and still resonate today. Join us to learn about China’s origins and how early concepts in Chinese culture still matter in the 21st century.

Learn from this Course: Political and Intellectual Foundations of China

  • 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.

Syllabus on Political and Intellectual Foundations of China:

Welcome to ChinaX (Part 1)

  • Meet ChinaX

Section 1

  • The Big Picture
  • Digest

Section 2

  • Origin Stories
  • Digest

Section 3

  • Legitimation of Power in Antiquity
  • Digest

Section 4

  • Discussing One Interpretation of the Nature of Chinese Civilization

Section 5

  •  Confucius and Confucianism
  • Digest

Section 6

  • Competing Schools and the Warring States
  • Digest
  • Course Notes
  • Final Assessment

Concluding Part 1

Note: Your review matters 

If you have already done this course, kindly drop your review in our reviews section. It would help others to get useful information and better insight into the course offered.

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  • EDX
  • Harvard University
  • Online Course
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
  • 3+ Months
  • Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
  • English
  • Chinese history Culture Geography History Politics

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