ASIAN 354 - War, Rebellion and Revolution in China Through Two Centuries
Fall 2018, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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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.

Course Requirements:

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

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

3 hours each week in lecture format.


ASIAN 354 - War, Rebellion and Revolution in China Through Two Centuries
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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