ChinaX Interactive Map Exercise:
Geographical scavenger hunt.
With most of the time remaining, we will make a reference map that you can keep with you over the course of the term. Using a blank outline map of China, work with a partner to color and label the following items:
Exit ticket (#003) (Google Forms) (Note: we did not get to this in class)
Homework: Assignment #101
Maps for reference:
Early dynasties (Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han)
Macroregions. A term coined by G. William Skinner, that suggest Late Imperial China "was not a single national economic system, and it was not a set of separate provincial economies. Instead, it consisted of a small number of 'macroregions' of trade, commerce, and population activity, linked by water transport. And macroregions were internally differentiated into core and periphery." (Little, "Skinner's Spatial Imagination," on the Understanding Society blog). Note that while his map applies specifically to the Ming and Qing periods, similar maps might be drawn for earlier periods.
The Hu Line: Four views of contemporary China
Ethno-linguistic groups in contemporary China
Chinese dynasties song
This song raises couple of notes on pronunciation that will be helpful throughout the course:
Analyze the song:
Charting dynasties (added after class):
Discussion on Bol
Homework: Assignment #003