This introductory course on Chinese civilization consists of three parts. First is a brief survey of Chinese history from its dawn to mid-nineteenth century. The second part focuses on the three philosophical traditions – Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism – that have crucially shaped and defined Chinese civilization. The third part of the course examines the Chinese way of life through the most celebrated novel The Story of the Stone (aka. The Dream of the Red Chamber). The course is conducted completely in English. BN.