(Offered as ANTH 200 and ASLC 200) In what ways are the experiences and perspectives of various kinds of people in various kinds of situations in contemporary China different from those of their counterparts in other places and times, and in what ways are they similar? What accounts for these similarities and differences? How can anthropology help us understand China? What can the study of China contribute to our understandings of the issues, processes, and systems that anthropologists study worldwide? This course will help students answer these questions by reading, discussing, and writing about recent books and articles about China.
Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Fong.
If Overenrolled: Preference will go to students majoring in anthropology, sociology, and/or Asian Languages and Civilizations, as well as to first-year students and sophomores