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Shang: The Beginning of Chinese History HIST 240 Prof. Hastings
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IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU HAVE ATTENDED THIS CLASS, Get a syllabus from one of the TAs
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Your relationship to the printed word for this class. Bookstores and capitalism. 1 st edition vs. 2 nd The link in the syllabus for the Analects is for the whole volume; be sure to print out only Books 1-9 (pp. 1-45). The readings for later on in the term are from JSTOR; this is an electronic archive to which PU and many other university libraries subscribe; directions for downloading are on Blackboard.
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The study questions for the Analects are ALMOST ready. On the study guide for the Analects, there will be instructions for the discussion sections on September 8. Those with last names beginning from A-H should meet as usual in LILY G126. Those with last names beginning with letters from I to R should go to UNIV 217. Those with last names beginning with letters from S to Z should go to UNIV 219.
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Come to the discussion section prepared either to attack or to defend Confucius from one of two points of view. If your first name begins with A-L, attack Confucius (or defend him from attack) from the point of view of Daoism. If your first name begins with M-Z, attack Confucius (or defend him from attack) from the point of view of Legalism. PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY: At the end of the discussion section, hand in a one- page summary of your attack or defense.
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Chinese characters written in English in Pinyin and Wade Giles Pinyin, as it looks except: Q=Ch as in chin. X=Hs=(Sh) J=R Wade-Giles Has apostrophes and hyphens. Consonants say their own name WITH an apostrophe. T’ang=Tang WITHOUT, t=d, ch=j, k=g. Taoism=Daoism
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When does Chinese history begin? What do we mean by China? What do we mean by history? What do we mean by “begin”?
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What is China? Chinese?: Current Boundaries; citizenship?
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“China” has not always been the same size. Han China smaller than China. “Han Chinese” often
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