Modern China

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Asian Languages & Civilization

Course Number: 
146
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 172 [AS] and ASLC 146 [C].) A survey of Chinese history from the Manchu conquest of 1644 to the present. Beginning with the successes and failures of the imperial state as it faced global economic development, expanding European empires, and internal social change, we will study the Opium War, massive nineteenth-century religious rebellions, Republican revolution and state-building, the “New Culture” movement, Communist revolution, the anti-Japanese war, Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and the problems of post-Mao reform, all with comparative reference to current events. Readings, which include a wide variety of documents such as religious and revolutionary tracts, eye-witness accounts, memoirs, and letters, are supplemented by interpretive essays and videos. Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Dennerline.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-172-01,ASLC-146-01
Schedule #: 
ASLC-146-01-1213S

Course Sections

Modern China
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Jerry Dennerline

jpdennerline@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

CHAP 201