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Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 2 (Coursera)

This course is intended as a first step for learners who seek to become producers of social science research. It is organized as an introduction to the design and execution of a research study. It introduces the key elements of a proposal for a research study, and explains the [...]
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Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 1 (Coursera)

This course seeks to turn learners into informed consumers of social science research. It introduces concepts, standards, and principles of social science research to the interested non-expert. Learners who complete the course will be able to assess evidence and critically evaluate claims about important social phenomena. It reviews the [...]
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Global China: From the Mongols to the Ming (edX)

Explore the impact of the conquest dynasties and the world of the Ming. In the 13th century, by force of arms, the Mongols created the greatest empire in human history. Yet by the end of the Ming dynasty in the late 16th century, a new global economy emerged. New [...]
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China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations: From Sage Kings to Confucius (edX)

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China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations: From Sage Kings to Confucius (edX)
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Learn about China’s origins, its integral early thinkers, and competing states and schools of thought. This course, the first in a comprehensive series on China, introduces you to the history, geography, and culture of the country.
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Literati China: Examinations, Neo-Confucianism, and Later Imperial China (edX)

Explore China’s imperial period, with a focus on the Song dynasty and the role of the exam system in government. 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 [...]
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Historical Relic Treasures and Cultural China (edX)

Discover the fascinating beauty and magic of Chinese civilization, from agriculture to music to acupuncture.
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History of Chinese Architecture | 中国建筑史 (edX)

This course explores China's rich and varied architectural history. (In Mandarin with English subtitles.) 体味中国古建筑之美,理解中国建筑的重要内涵 China's architectural history spans thousands of years. In this course, we will explore the ancient cities of Chang'an of Han, Luoyang of Northern Wei, Chang'an and Luoyang of Sui and Tang, Kaifeng of Song [...]
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