Spring 2011

Modern China

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-46  |  History, as HIST-16

Faculty

Jerry P. Dennerline (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as HIST 16 [AS] and ASLC 46 [C].) A survey of Chinese history from the Manchu conquest of 1644 to the present. Beginning with the successes and failures of the imperial state as it faced global economic development, expanding European empires, and internal social change, we will study the Opium War, massive nineteenth-century religious rebellions, Republican revolution and state-building, the “New Culture” movement, Communist revolution, the anti-Japanese war, Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and the problems of post-Mao reform, all with comparative reference to current events. Readings, which include a wide variety of documents such as religious and revolutionary tracts, eye-witness accounts, memoirs, and letters, are supplemented by interpretive essays and videos. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Dennerline.

Cost: $40 ?

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013
 

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