Relics in Chinese History - Part 1: Agriculture and Manufacturing - Tsinghua University



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Discover manufacturing and agriculture’s role in the history of China as we explore Chinese culture through artifacts and relics.
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Chinese Culture
Chinese History

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Chinese archaeology is one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields of study in China. With a wealth of cultural relics unearthed this past century, the world’s fascination with China’s rich history has been renewed. In this part 1 of a three-part series, this Chinese history course will examine unique cultural relics identified by scholars as important to Chinese civilization. We will focus on agriculture, textiles, architecture, painted pottery, jade articles, bronze ware, shipbuilding and  more. We will ignite your curiosity as we explore how these treasures reveal China’s past, and guide the future of Chinese culture.  

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Peng Lin Peng Lin, Ph.D. is a professor and a doctorate instructor in the Department of History at Tsinghua University. He is also the Director of the Chinese Confucian Classics Studies Center, and is a long-time teacher of Chinese ancient history and the History of Academic Thoughts. He has been a visiting professor and scholar at numerous other institutions around the world.