The chapters have been very lightly edited to iron out a few remnants of editing in the students’ work, and straighten out the bibliography, but the students’ individual voices still come through.
For background information on Chinese history in general, there are many great textbooks and general surveys. If you want to remain within the spirit of OER, the Harvard ChinaX project is an excellent starting point. Maybe in a future edition, we will add more background; or maybe you take that on with your own OER project.
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