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David M Bachman
SISEA 521
Seattle Campus

Seminar: Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of China

Class description

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to major issues, approaches, and themes in the study of modern China. It is a required course of all first year students in the China REgional studies M.A. program. It will help to promote critical thinking about China and scholarship on China and help prepare students to write a major research paper in the required follow on course, SISEA 522 in the spring.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Intensive reading and discussion seminar, with short reaction papers.

Recommended preparation

Knowledge of modern Chinese history.

Class assignments and grading

General Nature of Assignments: Reading 250-300 pages per week 5 short reaction papers to assigned readings Attendance and class participation Preparing a prospectus for a research paper in the spring

50% on attendance, evidence of doing the reading, participation and the above mention reaction papers 50% on the prospectus


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 Joanna M. Unze
Date: 10/16/1998