Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Spring 2024
CHN

CHN 376A – Contemporary China in Historical Perspective
Cross Listed · Gen Ed: Building Connections · Engagement: Intercultural Exploration · Engagement: Diversity and Identity

The People's Republic of China has emerged as the second largest economy in the world and a major player on the global stage, and that has quickly turned it into an object of both admiration and fear, appreciation and vilification. How we view China depends in part on our political leanings, what kind of media we consume, but, most importantly, on what we actually know about the country, its people, and its history. This course explores some of the most important issues concerning today's China and its relationship with the rest of the world, by viewing them in a longer historical perspective and focusing on the complex legacy of the last two hundred years.

While we will adopt a historian's approach, we will read and use works by sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists. And while the focus of the course is China, the methodology we deploy here can and should be applied to other cases.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
29 / 30
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 29 / 30