HIST 4618 - Early Modern China: From Genghis Khan to the Opium War Course uri icon



  • Examines political, social, and cultural history of China from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the opium War (1839-1842). Topics covered include the development of imperial political institution and gentry society, Conquest Dynasties, Neo-Confucianism, China's "medieval economic revolution", Chinese world order in East Asia, Qing multiethnic empire, Chinese overseas migration, and the coming of the West. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1618 or HIST 1628 or CHIN 1012.


  • Kim, Kwangmin  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023