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HIST 4076 Democracy Movement and Contemporary China (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the Tian'anmen Movement as event, experience, and memory. It engages students to examine the rapid and often destabilizing shifts in China since the late 1970s - a period conventionally referred to as "the reform era." Using a variety of readings on the movement (including memoirs, official documents, propaganda, media coverage, and cultural productions in music and art), we will trace the effects of China’s earlier experiment with revolutionary socialism on the market-driven present, attending to ways in which the past shapes and haunts the contemporary situation.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Yajun Mo

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 01-Feb-17