Course code Vēst1076
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 20 12 48
E-courses Vēst1076: History of China I
Course annotation The course offers history of Ancient China from prehistoric time until 3rd century AD, comprising political history of ancient dynasties Xia, Shang, Zhou and first empires Qin, Han, as well as material and spiritual culture of these historical periods.
Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results The course provides understanding and knowledge of periods of Ancient Chinese history, most important events and their influence upon subsequent development of Chinese history.

Course plan 1. Periodization and study of Ancient history of China. L2
2. Pre-historical China. L2
3. Beginning of civilization and first dynasties. L4 S4
4. Zhou dynasty. L6 S4
5. First empires. Qin 秦 and Han 漢 dynasties. L6 S4







Requirements for obtaining credit points Regular attendance, no less that 75% of total amount of lectures.
Participation in 7 seminars, comprising 50% of the final grade.
Final exam - test - comprising 50% of the final grade.



Study programmes Asian Studies