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HIST 153: History of Modern China

This course examines major features of the trajectory of China’s recent past spanning from the seventeenth century through the present.  Students will analyze deep socio-cultural currents that cut across the changes in socioeconomic as well as political arenas. Themes for discussion will include state formations, social changes, economic developments, religious orientations, bureaucratic behaviors, and cultural refinements that the Chinese have made.  Students are also expected to develop skills to frame key historical questions against broader historiographical contexts by engaging in analyses of many different types of primary sources.
6 credits; Offered Winter 2022