Monday, Week 3 (Sept. 7)

Today is Day 1 of the third week, and you've all had a first round of the regular weekly tasks of reading/viewing materials, formulating ideas, and interacting with your peers.

I hope this has given you a sense that you are not left on your own to deal with Chinese history even in an asynchronous course (although we DO have a synchronous meeting for your convenience). In addition, you can always browse through the blog stream on the course webpage under the tab "Student Posts", or via the Canvas SECRETS page, at the top of item 4 where you find a link to the Blog stream embedded within Canvas. A click on a post title will take you to the original.

On each course website, there is now also a twitter stream in the right-hand sidebar, with select tweets connected to course contents. There is a very active group of Chinese historians, journalists and museum curators on twitter, and I encourage you to check it out. We may even have a guest visiting the courses here or there, thanks to my modest twitter network.

Schedule for today

  • Feedback on response posts is due on Tuesday, and the Randomizer will go up on Monday morning.
  • Get started on your Readings for week 3. There is a Basic Set for all, and then an option to specialize in Bronzes or Bones.
  • Discussion remarks and feedback on your colleagues' post from last week is due tonight. Don't forget to collect your points in the Canvas quiz!
  • Start reading on the basic set, and pick one Explorer Pack from the Reading list for this week.
  • Feedback on your colleagues' posts is due on Tuesday and the Randomizer is up and running!
  • There is some variety of materials in this week's readings, including a close reading of a chapter from a modern history, and a chance to dive into two original English language primary sources from the eighteenth century.

Additional Information

History Club

History Club will be at the Fall Involvement Fair Zoom Night on Tuesday, 7pm. Say hi!

Mini Monday

I never saw mountain lion kittens before, so I am very glad this tweet introduced me to them. Fluffy, but I'm not sure they're very cuddly. Watch those claws in the fourth picture! 


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