ASIAN 261 - Modern China and Its "Others"
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other:
Theme
Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Chinese required.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course will provide a general orientation to modern Chinese history, society, and culture from 1368 to the present, with a special focus on developments in the twentieth century. We will investigate three sets of major problems:

  1. What does modernity mean in the Chinese context?
  2. China is often seen as an ethnically- and culturally-homogenous society, but what is China and (Han) Chinese? To what extent has the considerable linguistic, cultural, and regional diversity been understood in terms of ethnic or racial groups?
  3. How did China transition from a multi-ethnic empire to a modern nation state? To what extent have racial, ethnic, and xenophobic discourses played a role in the birth of China as a modern nation state and shaped notions of Chinese identity?

ASIAN 261 - Modern China and Its "Others"
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28814
Open
48
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
28815
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
28816
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28817
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
28820
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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