HISTORY 231 - Social Science Topics in History
Section: 001 Modern Chinese History in Comparative Perspective, 1700-2000
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected twice for credit.
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The current understanding of human history and social theory is based largely on Western experience or non-Western experience seen through a Western lens. This course offers an alternative perspective derived from Chinese history during the last three centuries. We will review a number of core subjects, including community, ethnicity, family, freedom, gender, life, power, property, religion, rights, rules, sexuality, society, and states, to compare how Chinese historic behavior and intellectual construction of these analytic categories and abstract subjects differed from Western behavior and understanding. We will also trace the persistence of these differences to Chinese behavior and thinking today.

Class consists of original lectures as well as collective discussion of selected primary documents in translation. Midterm and Final exam or class project.

HISTORY 231 - Social Science Topics in History
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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