Modern China: States, Transnations, Individuals, and Worlds|
Fall 2013 not offered
|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 We will read historical documents, memoirs, scholarly monographs, novels, and short stories, as well as watch documentaries (e.g., PBS "China from the Inside") and films directed by Hou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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)