History of Science and Technology in Modern China|
Fall 2018 not offered
SISP 285, CEAS 222|
|Certificates: International Relations|
Science, technology, and medicine played an integral role in the China's transition to modernity and inspired dramatic economic, social, and political transformations. As scholars of modern China developed a keen interest in transnational histories and comparative methodologies, they have paid closer attention to the histories of science, technology, and medicine. This course introduces students to this emerging field of study. It examines broad philosophical questions that motivate the research in history of those areas. We will learn to explore science, technology, and medicine in China on "its own terms" by understanding how the unique political and social challenges of modern China shaped Chinese science.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-History)(CIR)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Benjamin Elman, A CULTURAL HISTORY OF MODERN SCIENCE IN CHINA
Shigehisa Kuriyama, THE EXPRESSIVENESS OF THE BODY AND THE DIVERGENCE OF GREEK AND CHINESE MEDICINE
Timothy Brook, MR. SELDEN'S MAP OF CHINA: DECODING THE SECRETS OF A VANISHED CARTOGRAPHER
Francesca Bray, TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: FABRICS OF POWER IN LATE IMPERIAL CHINA
Sigrid Schmalzer, THE PEOPLE'S PEKING MAN: POPULAR SCIENCE AND HUMAN IDENTITY IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHINA
Judith Shapiro, MAO'S WAR AGAINST NATURE: POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN REVOLUTIONARY CHINA
|Examination and Assignments: |
One Book Review, five response papers, one final oral presentation, one final research paper.