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H 138
From Sage Kings to the CCP: A Primer on Ruler, State and Empire in the History of Chinese Government
9 units (3-0-6)  | second term
This course surveys a large sample of writings on the craft of governance from across the span of Chinese history. It offers students a chance to explore new and old perspectives on leadership, organization, discipline, bureaucracy, justice, and other classic themes of statecraft writings. These materials will be placed in the context of several shifts in and disagreements about the methods of governance in Chinese history so that students may reflect on the dynamic tension between theory, belief, intention, and action in dictating the way that individuals describe the state.
Instructor: Dykstra