|Chart developed by Angela A. Lee|
Teaching Chinese history in AP World or in an honors world history class?
Check out this terrific essay by AP World teacher, Angela A. Lee, for Education About Asia, called Periodization and Historical Patterns in Chinese History.
Lee argues that we should go beyond the dynastic model that most of us use when we teach about China.
Other models of periodization, especially those that examine Chinese history through an economic perspective, offer students a better chance to recognize "the broad scope of changes and continuities," and believes that it offers a more global perspective.
Lee developed the chart above to show students the different models of periodization and offers discussion questions about the models.