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.
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.
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.