Lecture, 2 credits, 2 hours per week. Pre-requisites:N/A. This course systematically introduces Chinese history which can be traced back to thousands of years ago. Following the chronological order of dynastical evolution, the course provides explanation and description of China’s development in politics, economy, society, culture, literature and arts, science and technology in different historical periods. It was designed to let the students have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese long history when they study Chinese language and subject knowledge here at SUSTech. It will also help the students better understand China’s current political systems, cultural and social customs as well as moral norms. The course is mainly for international students.