Understanding Imperial China - Dynasties, Life, and Culture

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Understanding Imperial China
Dynasties, Life, and Culture

2017

A knowledge of China's majestic empire is essential for any understanding of its present. Discover what daily life was like for government bureaucrats, scholars, women of the court, soldiers, merchants, craftspeople, emperors,...

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Andrew R. Wilson
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The Great Courses

In This Series

Opium, Trade, and War in Imperial China
Episode 1
Opium, Trade, and War in Imperial China
The First Emperor's Terra-Cotta Warriors
Episode 2
The First Emperor's Terra-Cotta Warriors
China's Early Golden Age: The Han Dynasty
Episode 3
China's Early Golden Age: The Han Dynasty
Amazing Ban Clan: Historian, Soldier, Woman
Episode 4
Amazing Ban Clan: Historian, Soldier, Woman
China's Buddhist Monks and Daoist Recluses
Episode 5
China's Buddhist Monks and Daoist Recluses
Cosmopolitan Chang'an: Tang Dynasty Capital
Episode 6
Cosmopolitan Chang'an: Tang Dynasty Capital
China's Grand Canal: Lifeline of an Empire
Episode 7
China's Grand Canal: Lifeline of an Empire
Triumph and Tragedy in Tang Poetry
Episode 8
Triumph and Tragedy in Tang Poetry
Life and Times of Song Dynasty Literati
Episode 9
Life and Times of Song Dynasty Literati
A Day's Journey along the Qingming Scroll
Episode 10
A Day's Journey along the Qingming Scroll
Peasant Life on the Yellow River
Episode 11
Peasant Life on the Yellow River
Rice, Silk, and Tea: South China's Peasants
Episode 12
Rice, Silk, and Tea: South China's Peasants
Genghis Khan and the Rise of the Mongols
Episode 13
Genghis Khan and the Rise of the Mongols
The Mongols and Marco Polo in Xanadu
Episode 14
The Mongols and Marco Polo in Xanadu
Admiral Zheng He's Treasure Fleet
Episode 15
Admiral Zheng He's Treasure Fleet
China's Bound Feet, Brides, and Widows
Episode 16
China's Bound Feet, Brides, and Widows
Ming Dynasty Trade and Spanish Silver
Episode 17
Ming Dynasty Trade and Spanish Silver
The Great Wall and Military Life in China
Episode 18
The Great Wall and Military Life in China
Qing Dynasty: Soul Stealers and Sedition
Episode 19
Qing Dynasty: Soul Stealers and Sedition
Emperor Qianlong Hosts a British Ambassador
Episode 20
Emperor Qianlong Hosts a British Ambassador
The Taiping Rebellion and Its Cult Leader
Episode 21
The Taiping Rebellion and Its Cult Leader
China's Treaty Ports
Episode 22
China's Treaty Ports
Experiencing China's Civil Service Exams
Episode 23
Experiencing China's Civil Service Exams
China's Last Dynasty: Fall of the Manchus
Episode 24
China's Last Dynasty: Fall of the Manchus