HIST 213 Fall 2012 Modern China, 1600-Present (D)

Cross Listed as ASST213
Observers may be struck by the apparent contradictions of contemporary China: market reforms undertaken by a nominally Communist government, extremes of urban wealth and rural poverty, increasing participation in the international community and intensifying nationalist rhetoric. This course will examine China's historical engagement with the modern world in order to gain perspective on our current views. It will cover the Qing (1644-1911) dynastic order, encounters with Western and Japanese imperialism, the rise of Chinese nationalism, Republican and Communist revolutions, the "other Chinas" of Taiwan and Hong Kong, economic liberalization, and globalization. This course is part of the Exploring Diversity Initiative in that it requires students to engage with questions of difference through studying the development of the modern Chinese nation-state from the multi-ethnic empire of the Qing and China's particular experiences of imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, two short papers, a midterm, and a self-scheduled final exam
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: HIST Group B Electives - Asia,INST East Asian Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 35-40
Class Number: 1391
HIST213-01(F) LEC Modern China,1600-Present (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Anne Reinhardt
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Griffin 2 1391
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