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HIST 4077 China Off Center (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course challenges the enduring image of China as a homogeneous society and culture by looking closely at many "marginalized" communities in Chinese society. Divided into different themes (such as language, ethnicity, region, religion, gender and sexuality, social economic class), it engages students to examine the cultural and social categories that made "China" diverse throughout its modern history. Scrutinizing how the image of a centralized "China" was created in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this course also underlines the oftentimes-violent processes of homogenizing or erasing the immense variety of cultural lives and practices in China.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Yajun Mo

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-17