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From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

Lecture One - Geography and Archaeology

Lecture Two - The First Dynasties

Lecture Three - The Zhou Conquest

Lecture Four - Fragmentation and Social Change

Lecture Five - Confucianism and Daoism

Lecture Six - The Hundred Schools

Lecture Seven - The Early Han Dynasty

Lecture Eight - Later Han and the Three Kingdoms

Lecture Nine - Buddhism

Lecture Ten - Northern and Southern Dynasties

Lecture Eleven - Sui Reunification and the Rise of the Tang

Lecture Twelve - The Early Tang Dynasty

Lecture Thirteen - Han Yu and the Late Tang

Lecture Fourteen - Five Dynasties and the Song Founding

Lecture Fifteen - Intellectual Ferment in the 11th Century

Lecture Sixteen - Art and the Way

Lecture Seventeen - Conquest States in the North

Lecture Eighteen - Economy and Society in Southern Song

Lecture Nineteen - Zhu Xi and Neo-Confucianism

Lecture Twenty - The Rise of the Mongols

Lecture Twenty-One - The Yuan Dynasty

Lecture Twenty-Two - The Rise of the Ming

Lecture Twenty-Three - The Ming Golden Age

Lecture Twenty-Four - Gridlock and Crisis

Lecture Twenty-Five - The Rise of the Manchus

Lecture Twenty-Six - Kangxi to Qianlong

Lecture Twenty-Seven - The Coming of the West

Lecture Twenty-Eight - Threats from Within and Without

Lecture Twenty-Nine - The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

Lecture Thirty - Efforts at Reform

Lecture Thirty-One - The Fall of the Empire

Lecture Thirty-Two - The New Culture Movement and May 4th

Lecture Thirty-Three - The Chinese Communists, 1921-1937

Lecture Thirty-Four - War and Revolution

Lecture Thirty-Five - China under Mao

Lecture Thirty-Six - China and the World in a New Century



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