HIST 4803 Late Imperial China (Fall: 3 )
In the course of the three centuries between 1600 and 1900, the Chinese empire soared to new heights of expansion and power and sank to fatal depths of disunity and revolt. By 1912, the last imperial dynasty had been overthrown in the name of nationalism, democracy and revolution.This course traces the complex history of this time by examining how the empire was constructed and deconstructed—culturally, socially and politically. Class assignments will help uncover a variety of Chinese voices, both as mediated by scholars, filmmakers and others, and as expressed more directly in primary sources in translation.
Instructor(s): Rebecca Nedostup
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17