Lecture on Oriental history

Numbering Code U-EDU01 20146 LJ38 Year/Term 2022 ・ Year-round
Number of Credits Course Type Lecture
Target Year From 2nd to 4th year students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.2
Instructor name YOSHIMOTO MICHIMASA (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Over two thousand years from unification all under the heaven by First Emperor of the Qin (221 B.C.) to the abdication of Emperor Xuantong of the Qing, the despotic state in that emperor centralizedly control people by using officials.
This despotic state was the “zhonghua empire”that regards itself as “zhonghua”and surrounding ethnic groups as “siyi." Political culture grown under the “zhonghua empire”leave a trace even today, the twenty first century. This lecture analyzes characteristics of the despotic China by overviewing the historical process before the Qin's unification.
Course Goals Mastery of the newest information from research on the history, and the method of critical analysis of historical materials of China
Schedule and Contents The first: The historical transition of the “Zhonghua empire”
The second: The history of pre-imperial China as the origin of the “Zhonghua empire”
The third: The Longshan period and the Erlitou culture: formation of state
The fourth: The Xia dynasty
The fifth: The early and middle Yin period
The sixth: The late Yn period
The seventh: The early western Zhou period: The foundation of the Zhou dynasty
The eighth: The middle and late western Zhou period: The change of the Zhou dynasty
The ninth: The Chunqiu
The tenth: The Zuozhuan
The eleventh: The Xinian
The twelfth: The Eastward Transfer period
The thirteenth: The first half of the early Spring and Autumn period: The small hegemony of Zhuanggong of the Zheng state
The fourteenth: The latter half of the early Spring and Autumn period: The hegemony of Huangong of the Qi state
The fifteenth The middle Spring and Autumn period: The hegemony system of Wengong of the Jin state
The sixteenth: The Qin state
The seventeenth: The Chu state
The eighteenth: The Wu state
The nineteenth: The late Spring and Autumn period: destabilization of the hegemony system
The twenty: The Shiji
The twenty first: Confucius
The twenty second: The Zhushujinian
The twenty third: The early Warring States period: Wenhou and Wuhou of the Wei state
The twenty fourth: The middle Warring States period: Huiwang of the Wei state
The twenty fifth: Mencius
The twenty sixth: The middle Warring States period: the runaway of the Qin state
The twenty seventh: The Hua-Yi thoughts
The twenty eighth: The unification all under the heaven of First Emperor of the Qin
The twenty ninth: The recognition on the history of the Qin in the early western Han period
The thirty “Fengjian”and“Qunxian": Criticism against despotism in traditional China

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Evaluation Methods and Policy Students must submit small reports for every class (30%) and a final report (70%) mainly about lectures
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Separately instructed during class
Textbooks Textbooks/References Teaching materials will be prepared by the teacher .