HISTORY 252 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Fall 2016, Section 001
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Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Other Course Info:
No assumed knowledge of Chinese history, culture, or language required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course is intended to introduce students to major issues in Chinese history from ancient times to the Chinese Revolution of 1949, with a specific focus on issues relating to race and ethnicity. In this connection, we investigate three problems:

  1. China is often seen as a racially, ethnically, and culturally homogenous society, but what is China and (Han) Chinese?
  2. To what extent was the direction of Chinese civilization driven by contact with ethnic, religious, and cultural others? What role did ethnic, religious, and cultural conflict play in producing Chinese identity?
  3. How did China transition from a multi-ethnic empire to a modern nation state? To what extent was the creation of modern China a product of racial and ethnic strife?

Readings and lectures will give equal weight to political and social developments, as well as to intellectual, religious, and cultural forces. There are no books or coursepacks for this course; all readings will be available through CTools.

Course Requirements:

Course assignments will not only include reading primary and secondary literature (entirely in English), but also require students to analyze visual sources.

  1. Active attendance and participation in section (Note: more than 5 unexcused absences will result in an automatic failure of the course); 10% of total grade.
  2. Section assignments due each week (10%);
  3. One creative project (20%);
  4. 3 short papers (60%).

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Schedule

HISTORY 252 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
19077
Open
17
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
19078
Open
4
3Y1
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
19079
Closed
0
3Y1
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
19080
Closed
0
4Y1
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22432
Open
8
2Y1
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
23188
Open
5
3Y1
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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