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Yue Dong
HSTAS 571
Seattle Campus

Field Course in Modern Chinese History

Introduction to the major English-language literature on modern Chinese history and to the major historiographical issues of the period. Prerequisite: HSTAS 454 or equivalent, and permission of instructor.

Class Description

This is a graduate seminar in Modern Chinese History in which students will examine recent literature on some of the most important events and historical moments in modern Chinese history. The time period under study is the late 19th century and the mid-20th century. Issues discussed in this seminar include: China in the modern global system; the emergence and development of Chinese nationalism; urban culture and colonialism; urban and rural relations; state and soceity relations.

In-class discussion.

Recommended preparation

Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Class Assignments and Grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.

Preparation for class; participation in discussion; quality and on-time completion of papers.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yue Dong
Date: 04/20/2005