Modern China: States, Transnations, Individuals, Worlds|
|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 We will read historical documents, memoirs, scholarly monographs, novels and short stories, as well as watch documentaries (e.g., PBS ¿China from the Inside¿) and films directed by Hou Hsiao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.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings for the course will be drawn from the following works:
Geremie Barmé and Linda Jaivin, eds., NEW GHOSTS, OLD DREAMS: CHINESE REBEL VOICES.
Mark Elvin, THE RETREAT OF THE ELEPHANTS: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF CHINA.
Melvyn C. Goldstein, THE SNOW LION AND THE DRAGON: CHINA, TIBET, AND THE DALAI LAMA.
Kang Zhengguo, CONFESSIONS: AN INNOCENT LIFE IN COMMUNIST CHINA.
Diana Lary, CHINA¿S REPUBLIC.
Joseph S.M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt, eds., THE COLUMBIA ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE.
Leo Ou-Fan Lee, SHANGHAI MODERN: THE FLOWERING OF A NEW URBAN CULTURE IN CHINA 1930-1945.
Perry Link et al., POPULAR CHINA: UNOFFICIAL CULTURE IN A GLOBALIZING SOCIETY.
Aihwa Ong and Donald Nonini, UNGROUNDED EMPIRES: THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF MODERN CHINESE TRANSNATIONALISM.
David Stambaugh, ed., THE MODERN CHINESE STATE.
David Stambaugh, ed. POWER SHIFT: CHINA AND ASIA¿S NEW DYNAMICS.
Jonathan D. Spence, THE SEARCH FOR MODERN CHINA.
Zhuoliu Wu, ORPHAN OF ASIA: A NOVEL.
Zhang Guixing, MY SOUTH SEAS SLEEPING BEAUTY.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be an in class midterm and final, three short essays for class discussion and a larger research paper due May 1.
|Instructor(s): Day,Tony Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 45||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 5|
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