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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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China and Communism (edX)

Explore the Maoist period of China, from the Communist Party to the death of Mao and the reopening of China. How did the Communists conquer China? What role does culture play? What are the successes and failures of the Chinese Communist Party after seizing power in 1949? What constitutes [...]
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Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present (edX)

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Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present (edX)
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Explore the birth of modern China with a focus on the time between the fall of the Qing and the end of World War II. What does it mean to be modern? What constitutes modern politics, modern institutions, a modern military, and modern infrastructure? In this period of great [...]
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Invasions, Rebellions, and the Fall of Imperial China (edX)

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Invasions, Rebellions, and the Fall of Imperial China (edX)
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An overview of modern Chinese history, including the fall of the Qing and the end of imperial China. In the 18th century, the Qing Dynasty is at its height; it is the wealthiest, most powerful, most civilized state on earth. And yet the 19th century brought enormous challenges for [...]
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Modern China’s Foundations: The Manchus and the Qing (edX)

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Modern China’s Foundations: The Manchus and the Qing (edX)
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Learn how the Manchus conquered the Qing and established the last of the imperial dynasties. This course, part of a comprehensive series on China, looks at the Qing state in the early 1600s and the challenges that the Manchus faced as minority rulers. While living in Chinese cities and [...]
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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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Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China (edX)

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Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China (edX)
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Explore the reunification of China under the Tang with a focus on aristocratic culture — from poetry to calligraphy to literature. By the Tang period, China was divided into northern and southern dynasties with different rulers and political systems. The north was conquered by relatively unsophisticated barbarians, but in [...]
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China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism (edX)

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China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism (edX)
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Learn about the Qin and Han dynasties, and how Buddhism and ideas of self-realization influenced the medieval period. This course, the second in a collection on Chinese history and culture, addresses how the Qin dynasty conquered China and established a new system of government and how the Han dynasty [...]
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Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract (edX)

Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise? Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract [...]
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