HISTORY 446 - Social and Intellectual History of Modern China
Winter 2019, Section 001 - Confucian Ethics and the Rise of Communism and Capitalism in Modern China
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course explores the deep meaning, historic impact, and lasting crisis of each of the major social-intellectual and political movements that have shaped China’s destiny in the twentieth century. The main areas of analysis will cover the dominant racial nationalism, feminist movements, and cultural traditionalism and their political-economic-social manifestations from the end of the nineteenth century to the first years of the twenty-first century. The analysis will follow an innovative approach and the topics be arranged in a new narrative order:


  1. A New History of Modern China: A New Historical Assignment;
  2. Race and Culture in Eighteenth-Century China: The Last Stand of Chinese Cultural Traditionalism;
  3. Gender and Politics in the Nineteenth Century: The Changing Nature of “Female Ruler” in Chinese Political Superstructure:
  4. The Personal Twentieth Century: Sun vs Yuan, Hu vs Mei, Chiang vs Zhang, Mao vs Chiang, Sung vs Sung, Mainlanders vs Taiwanese,…;
  5. “The White Cat” versus “The Black Cat”: From Mao’s “Confucian” Communism to Deng’s “Communist” Capitalism: The Final Manifestation of the “Confucianist” World of Grand Unity?
  6. New World and New Landscape: The Rise of a New Universal Kingship in Two Tianxia (Gender Issue bygone)?

Detailed outlines of the above seven lecture units with assigned readings will be distributed in class.

Course Requirements:

Examinations: One midterm; ONE final.
Papers: ONE, for graduate students only.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates and graduate students.

Schedule

HISTORY 446 - Social and Intellectual History of Modern China
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25045
Open
7
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19

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