||China has a long and uninterrupted history. Historical researchers put more emphasis on political systems. But the fact is: social forms and structural changes have also exerted a great impact on the cultural development in China. This course focuses on historical development and transformation with a view of sociology. The course syllabus include topics for discussion on important phenomena available in the social development: family, population, women's status, marriage, imperial examinations, government employment systems, social/political disorders and rescue approaches. It is our hope that the students will have a far clearer image on how the social changes take place in the history of China.