Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China

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1 час курса
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Fundamental changes in government, the economy, and broader society took place between the 8th and 11th centuries in China. The state aristocracy gave way to new literati elite: educated men who sought to enter government through competitive examinations. A new kind of Confucianism also took shape, which prized the moral autonomy of individuals. With this, the later imperial period of China’s history begins.

From our series on Chinese history and culture, this course focuses on the changes brought by the Tang-Song transition, including the reconfiguration of power, urbanization, Neo-Confucianism, and the shared values as expressed in the state examination system.

Join us to learn how a shifting social and political elite ultimately brings unity to China, ushering in an age of global empire.

Программа
Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China
Explore China’s imperial period, with a focus on the Song dynasty and the role of the exam system in government.
Что Вы изучите?
  • How to break history into periods based on social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural changes.
  • How to develop your own unique approach to history.
  • How to gain a critical appreciation of China’s literary, philosophical, political, and cultural resources.
  • How to express ideas more clearly and confidently.
  • How to think critically through the study of primary and secondary sources.
Лекторы
Peter K. Bol
Peter K. Bol
Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Harvard University
Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the founding director of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. He holds degrees from the University of Leiden and Princeton University. He began teaching at Harvard in 1985 and was named a Harvard College Professor for excellence in teaching. Bol and William Kirby have been teaching the history of China together since 1992.
William C. Kirby
William C. Kirby
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies Harvard University
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. He serves as chairman of the Harvard China Fund and served as director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies from 2006 to 2013.
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EdX
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