Sep 14th 2015

Relics of Chinese History - Part 2: Astronomy and Medicine (edX)

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Discover how Astronomy and Medicine impacted the history of China as we use artifacts and relics as a guide to Chinese civilization.

Chinese archaeology is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields of study in China. With a wealth of cultural relics unearthed this past century, the world’s fascination with China’s rich history has been renewed.

Part 2 of 3, this Chinese history course will examine unique cultural relics identified by scholars as important to Chinese civilization. We will focus on the fields of astronomy, acupuncture, medicine, and how the developments within these fields have impacted Chinese culture. We will ignite your curiosity as we explore how these treasures reveal China’s past, and guide the future of Chinese culture.


What you'll learn:

- Foundations of Astronomy through Chinese archeological finds

- History of Chinese medicine and costume

- Chinese history through archeological excavations