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Modern China: States, Transnations, Individuals, and Worlds

HIST 224
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 224
Certificates: International Relations

This course explores the forces that have shaped the meanings of "China" and "Chinese" in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Our examination of modern China will focus on state formation in its republican and communist forms, individual experience, popular culture, Chinese imperialism in Tibet, the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, China's economic development, and the looming environmental crisis. We will read historical documents, memoirs, scholarly monographs, novels, and short stories, as well as watch documentaries (e.g., PBS "China from the Inside") and films directed by Hou Hsiao Hsien and others.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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