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MEAS1106 Introduction to Chinese History 5 ECTS
Organised by
East Asian Studies Minor
Person in charge
Lauri Paltemaa

Learning outcomes

Students will learn the general course of Chinese history from the beginning of the Chinese civilization to the present, its major phases, events, personages and developments.


The course introduces students to Chinese history from the Stone Age to the present. The focus is on the political development and change of the Chinese state, classical Chinese political philosophy and statecraft, dynastic political system, the dynamics of the interaction between "barbarians" and the Chinese civilization, and their influence in contemporary China.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures (24h), exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year spring

Spring 2018

Study materials

Select either of the following two books:
Paltemaa, Lauri: Johdatus Kiinan Historiaan


TBA (English language text book)

Further information

This course substitutes the courses MEAS1024 Introduction to Chinese Contemporary History (2 cr) and MEAS1031 Introduction to Chinese Contemporary History Literature Exam (2 cr) that were part of the MEAS curriculum until 2016–2017. MEAS1024 and MEAS1031 will remain available in 2017–2018 for students who need to finish their MEAS programme.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
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