HCC CHINA Discussion Group

China (Part 1): Political and Intellectual Foundations: From the Sage Kings to Confucius and the Legalists


Interested in taking a deep dive into the history of China and its cultural, political and intellectual underpinnings? Interested in spending quality time with fellow Harvard alumni and guests?  Join our 2018 Harvard Club of Chicago discussion group around the HarvardX online course, China (Part I) with Harvard Professor Peter K. Bol, the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the founding director of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. Our group is open to all Harvard alumni, members of the Harvard University community and your guests.

Event: HCC Discussion Group: HarvardX's online course, "China (Part 1)"

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm, certain Wednesdays

Location: Harold Washington Public Library, 400 S. State Street, 5th Floor North conference room

HCC ChinaX Discussion Group
"An overview of China, historically, geographically, and culturally, starting with the origins and legitimation of China, followed by an exploration of the integral thinkers of the early period." -from the HarvardX course description

China (Part I): Political and Intellectual Foundations comprises the first of ten parts of ChinaX, a multi-part course collectively spanning over 6,000 years of history. For the HCC Fall 2018 Discussion Group, we will cover China (Part 1). This is an introductory course with no previous knowledge of Chinese history, literature or language required.  The HCC discussion group will meet approximately twice a month beginning in September 2018. Akin to a book club, our in-person meetings are for those who wish to discuss HarvardX online course lectures and readings. Join now, or anytime we are still meeting. Our gatherings are informal – some participants cover all course lectures, readings and assignments, while others accomplish what they can! Some come to every meeting, while others attend only when possible. Our discussions are lively and engaging for all members, so please consider joining us for the HCC China discussion group. 


HCC Discussion Group Cost: This group is FREE, but registration is required.

HarvardX Course Cost: Audited (FREE). See the China (Part 1) page for more details. 

One-Time Registration is Two-Part:

1) First, register for the free, online course, China (Part I)

2) Then, sign up for the free HCC Discussion Group HERE. You need only register one time (covers all course meetings).


Date: Wed, 11/28/18 

Topic: Unit 5

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Harold Washington Public Library; 400 S. State St (5th Floor North conference room)

Frequency: Meetings typically take place twice per month with exact dates decided by participants
RSVP: Prior to each meeting, members will be emailed further details with a RSVP request
Questions: For questions regarding the HCC HarvardX China (Part I) Discussion Group, please contact Rebecca via email


Wednesday, 11/28/18 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm | iCal


Harold Washington Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

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Look Who's Coming:

Joe Harvard
Judy Thornber
Dennis Koehn
Marc Rosenman
Guest of Marc Rosenman
John Parker
  Kellogg School of Management
Xiuqing Ji
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