ASIAN 354 - Rebellion and Revolution in China Through Two Centuries
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one course in HISTORY or Asian Studies.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore rebellions and revolutions in China, from the White Lotus rebellion in the late 18th century through social protests during the last decades of the 20th century. Although the subject matter will be arranged chronologically, different time periods will be used to highlight different themese in the Chinese "revolutionary tradition." The course will draw on selected readings from secondary sources, as well as fiction and translated primary sources. The course should enable students to identify and explain the significance and relevance of major figures, terms, events and institutions in Chinese political and social history from 1790 to 2000 by using supporting evidence from course readings. Students will acquire a nuanced and critical understanding of how the transformation in China in the 19th and 20th centuries has been characterized by both continuity and rupture.

Intended audience: Sophomore and upperclass students with little or no prior knowledge of China.

Course Requirements: No prior knowledge of China or Chinese is required. Grades based on class participation (10%), one short paper (30%), one midterm exam (20%), and one final exam (40%). Paper topics should be chosen in consultation with the instructor.

Class Format: 3 hours each week in lecture format.

ASIAN 354 - Rebellion and Revolution in China Through Two Centuries
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0205726917
Revolution and its past : identities and change in modern Chinese history, Author: R. Keith Schoppa., Publisher: Prentice Hall 3rd ed. 2010
ISBN: 0765604450
Challenging the mandate of heaven : social protest and state power in China, Author: Elizabeth J. Perry, Publisher: Sharpe 2002
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0393973727
Search for modern China : documentary collection., Author: ed. by Pei-kai Cheng ...., Publisher: W W NORTON & CO (NY) 1. ed. 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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