21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia

Fall 2003

Great Wall of China.
Great Wall of China. (Image by Prof. Peter Perdue.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture outlines. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

Course Description

This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Peter Perdue

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session