China and the Premodern World

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: HIST 253, half of 252

Introduction to the political, intellectual and socioeconomic history of China and its relations with other premodern civilizations to 1840. Topics include Chinese philosophies and religions, imperial institutions and traditions, elite and popular classes, science and technology, the contacts of China with other premodern nations and comparison of these countries in a global context.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 265A, HIST 252, HIST 253, PACI 253.

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

Note that not all courses are offered in every term. If a course is not offered, the schedule page will alert you that "No classes were found that meet your search criteria."