Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China

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Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China

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Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China
The course Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the reunification of China under the Tang with a focus on aristocratic culture — from poetry to calligraphy to literature.
Course description
By the Tang period, China was divided into northern and southern dynasties with different rulers and political systems. The north was conquered by relatively unsophisticated barbarians, but in the south, the aristocratic families established a refined appreciation of writing and literature.In this course, the third in a large collection covering all of Chinese history, you’ll learn about the Cosmopolitan Tang and the reemergence of great aristocratic clans. You’ll discover how these clans formed a kind of state aristocracy that dominated Tang government and society. This period — a product of the Medieval period, and of the development of Buddhism and Daoism — gave the world a model for modern statehood the great cosmopolitan empire that defined it is among the highest achievements in Medieval culture. Join us to discover those achievements through readings of classical Chinese poetry and a review of the ancient art of calligraphy.

Prerequisites & Facts

Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China

Course Topic

Art and Culture, History, Humanities

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

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Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture in China

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School: Harvard University
Topic: Art and Culture, History, Humanities
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