Diversity and Imperial Strategies in the Early Chinese Empires



Diversity and Imperial Strategies in the Early Chinese Empires

4 sessions

This module will ask students to find an answer for the following question: How did the Han dynasty manage to impose a stable, unified, centrally administered empire over a geographically vast and culturally diverse area?  Students will first survey the political and cultural landscape of the early Chinese world to gain an appreciation of the challenges any would-be empire might face.  Then, students will split into groups to examine sources from a single region or topic of interest in the Han (such as crime and punishment).

 


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