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History (HIST)
275 McKenzie Hall, 541-346-4802
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  HIST 191   + Dis >2 >IC 0.00 cr.
Introduction to Chinese culture. Explores meanings of past and present in 20th-century efforts to modernize China. Chronological and topical inquiry into politics, literature, social structure, gender, art, economy.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Goosmann BE-mail Office:   340B McKenzie Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-6239
Office Hours: 1200 - 1300 F  
  1500 - 1600 M  
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes

+ Dis

36255 2 25 1200-1250 f 373 MCK Goosmann B  
 
Associated Sections

Lecture

36248 7 100 1600-1720 tr 240C MCK Goodman B  
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Expanded Course Description
China today has multiple pasts -- imperial, republican and revolutionary. This course introduces the epic sweep of China's historical transformations since the 19th century. This survey provides a basis for understanding the uneasy relationship between past and present in modern China. Since the late Qing dynasty, Chinese intellectuals, reformers and revolutionaries have attempted to modify, reject, even to eradicate aspects of the Chinese past in order to construct a new, modern present. At the same time, they have sought to maintain the geographical borders established by the Qing empire, create a new Chinese identity, and redefine modernity in Chinese terms. By the end of the course, students should be attuned to the ways China's pasts haunt its present, and to the way in which the changing politics of the present transform understandings of the past.

History 191 is a continuation of History 190, though 190 is not a prerequisite. This course focuses on acquainting students with contemporary China in historical perspective. Most of the class is devoted to a chronological and thematic overview of China's modern transformations. This overview serves as a foundation for a historical understanding of contemporary issues in Chinese politics and society that we will explore at the end of the class.

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