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Cong Zhang

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
256 Nau Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.A. Nankai University, Tianjin, P. R. China
M.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle
HIEA 1501: Introductory Seminar in East Asian History
Credits: 3
Introduces the study of history intended for first- or second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history.
HIEA 2011: History of Chinese Civilization
Credits: 3
An intro to the study of Chinese civilization. We shall begin with the earliest human remains found in China & conclude in the present. The goal of this coure is not merely to tell the story of Chinese history, rich and compelling though the story is. Rather, our aim will be to explore what makes Chinese civilization specifically Chinese, & how the set of values, practices, & institutions we associate with Chinese society came to exist.
HIEA 2559: New Course in East Asian History
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of East Asian History.
HIEA 3111: China to the Tenth Century
Credits: 3
Surveys the social, political and economic organization of traditional Chinese society, traditional Chinese foreign policy, and major literary, artistic, and intellectual movements.
EAST 5111: China to 1000
Credits: 3
This class introduces Chinese history from its origins through the end of the 10th century. Its goal is to explore what makes Chinese civilization specifically Chinese and how the set of values, practices, and institutions we associate with Chinese society came to exist. Political, social, cultural, and intellectual history will all be covered, though not equally for all periods. Major themes of the course include intellectual developments, empire
HIST 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.