Modern China: States, Transnations, Individuals, and Worlds|
This course examines China's turbulent transition to modernity. It covers the Ming-Qing transition, Manchu conquest of central Eurasia, China's conflict and engagement with the West, birth of China's first republic, and the People's Republic of China under Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and his successors.
The dramatic transformation of China spanning the late 19th century to the present day is the focus of this course. The Chinese people today continue to deal with the legacy of these reforms, wars, and revolutions, as China's leaders and people dealt with unprecedented challenges. The three central themes of this course are (1) the reconstitution of (a somewhat) unified China after decades of political upheaval, (2) China's vulnerabilities in the face of domestic troubles and threats from abroad, and (3) the challenges of maintaining a high-growth economy with scarce resources.
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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: 50% - 74%
|SECTION 01 Hybrid with remote students|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
All readings posted on Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two take-home exams based on content presented at recorded in-person lecture on Tuesday; Weekly online discussions of assigned readings on Thursday; Two papers to be completed over the course of the semester.
|Instructor(s): Tan,Ying Jia Times: ..T.R.. 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: RINGHALL; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 28||SR major: 3||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 6||SO: 8||FR: 4|
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