R Kent Guy
Seminar on selected topics in general history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.
This will be a graduate level seminar on late imperial Chinese history. The course will be organized spatially, rather than chronologically. That is, after a first week devoted to the consideration of regionalism in China, each subsequent week will consider the history of one region during the late imperial period. The course will explore the question of whether different regions experienced late imperial history differently, and why. Students will be asked to write critical reviews of the books assigned in the class for one region, and to expand these critical reviews into a fifteen page essay at the end of the quarter. No Chinese lanuage materials will be assigned in the class, but students are welcome to use them in their research.
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Class assignments and grading
Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.