Feb 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 295-02 - Special Topic: Modern China - A history from the margins

4 credits (Fall)
Modern Chinese history roughly approximates the mid-1800s to 1978. These two dates are usually bookended with China’s encounter with European imperialism and China’s economic and reform era. Often lost in this grand narrative are stories from minority groups, the rural poor, and women. Using a number of excellent monographs, we will hear from the many voices who have been frequently silenced. We will also consider a key issue, the role of sovereignty: national, ecclesiastical, and even personal.   

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Instructor: J. Smith