Fall 2009 not offered
This seminar explores the process by which historians re-imagine the past, from the minute details of ecological devastatation to the structures of imperial decision making. The goal will be to examine different ways in which historical evidence can be structured to create meaning and to craft a compelling narrative that brings the distant past into active converation with our concerns in the present.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-History)
Jonathan Spence, TREASON BY THE BOOK
Eshrck, edi. "Cultural Revolution as History"
Lu Xun, "Diary of a Madman"
Vera Schwarcz, "Time for Telling Truth is Running out"
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Weekly essay and one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This seminar may be used by History to fulfill the pre-industrial requirement and by East Asian Studies to fulfill the traditional China requirement.
At the same time, it provides non-majors with a fresh look at the ways in which China's past has been interpreted and used to think about the future of East/West relations.
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