Quarter 4

Table of Contents


Unit 5: Fifth Wave: Republic of China / People's Republic


39. W/H May 18-19 Deng Era 2 - The Two Chinas

38. F/M May 13-16 The Deng Era 1 - 1976-Tiananmen 1989 Tank Man

37. W/H May 11-12 PRC 1960s To Live end (Cultural Revolution)

36. M/U May 9-10 PRC 1960s To Live pt 3 + Exam Review Guide

35. H/F May 5-6 PRC 1950s, To Live pt 2

34: U/W May 3-4 ROC Recap, To Live pt 1 (film)

Wave 4 Ming Qing Review stuff

33: H/F Apr 27-8 Wave 3 Test (B day), Begin ROC

Unit 4: Fourth Wave: Yuan Ming Qing


32: U/W Apr 26-7 Wave 3 Test A day, Review Wave 4 - Begin ROC

31: F/M Apr 21-25: Finish Fall of Qing + W3 Test review audio

30: U/W Apr 19-20: Fall of Qing Presentations (+ A1 Debate 4)

29: F/M Apr 15-18: Presentation Zen - Beyond Death By Powerpoint

28: W/H Apr 13-14: DEBATES and DRAMA Macartney and Qianlong 1800 assignment

27: F/U Apr 9-12: Canton and Rites Controversies commercial / Make-up debates / DRAMA ROLES

26: W/H Apr 4-5 Debates One and Two - Geography Quiz handout

25: M/U Apr 3-4: Debate Research and Review Videos Wave 3 and 4

24. H/F 31-Apr 1: East-West Debates -- Intro

23. U/W 29-30: Yuan and Early Ming


Unit 3: The Third Wave


22. F-M 18-28: Yuan Conquest--end of Wave

21. W/H: Tang Song wrap-up and menu

20. M/U: 14-5 (Tang Reading Quiz) Tang and Song Peak

19. H/F: 10-11 PoD, Sui, Tang

18. U/W: 8-9 "Understanding China" (TED Talk and Mahbubani)

17. F/M: 4-7 Rising -- Period of Disunity and Sui


Unit 2: The Second Wave


16. W/h: Mar 2-3 Test and China Today

14. H/F: Feb 24-5 Han Crash

13. U/W: Feb 22-3 **Han Peak, Part 2**

12. F/M: Feb 18-21 Han Dynasty Peak Part 1

11. W/H: Feb 16-7 Inner Court, Sima Qian, Chinese Cinema

10. M/U: Feb 14-5: Qin Dynasty Concluded

  • Movie for hw

9. U/W: Feb 1-2: Test and Intro to Qin Dynasty

  • Interim Semester begins, so this will be thin
  • Qin Imperialism: Earth’s Most Stable Political System
      • Legalism
      • Central bureaucracy
      • Absolute dictatorship
      • Standardizations
      • Public Works: Great Wall, Xiangyang, Mausoleum
  • The “Dynastic Cycle writ small”

8. F/M: Jan 30-31: Wave Two Rise, cont'd

  • WAVE ONE OBJECTIVE TEST next class
  • Wrap-up: Taoism and Zhuangzi

7. W/H: Jan 26-7(short): Wave Two Rise - Warring States - Philosophies Continued

  • Confucianism
  • Taoism
  • Legalism
  • Yin and Yang

6. M/U, Jan 24-5: Wave Two Rise - Warring States - Philosophies

  • WAVE ONE OBJECTIVE QUIZ
  • Readings:
    • Confucianism:
      • Confucius, The Analects
      • Xunzi
    • Taoism:
      • Zhuangzi, The Zhuangzi
    • Legalism
      • Lord Shang and Han Feizi,

Unit 1: The First Wave


5. H/F, Jan 20-1: Wave One Unit Review to Eastern Zhou Crash

  • WAVE ONE OBJECTIVE QUIZ NEXT CLASS: Rise, Peak, Crash
  • Spring and Autumn Period (771-400) Hegemons and the Decline of Monarchism
  • The Problem of Feudalism



4. U(short)/W, Jan 18-9: On Li and Yue (Ritual and Music)

  • Li (Rites) and Yue (Music)**


3. F/M, Jan 14-17: Western Zhou Peak - Tian and the Mandate of Heaven


2. W/H, Jan 12/13: Xia - First Ancestors - Shang - Di and Tianxia

  • Wrap-up: "Xia" and Shang -- First Wave Rising
  • Introducing the Western Zhou (1050-771 bce) -- First Wave Peaking

1. M/U, Jan 10/11: Getting Started

  • Introductions, Syllabus, Textbook
  • On studying China
  • Geography
  • The Dynasties Song
  • The Five Waves