HIST 4816 Chinese Politics as Cultural Experience (Spring: 3 )
This course examines politics of everyday life in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong during the past 150 years, beginning with the cultural system of the imperial state and continuing through the rise of the nation-state, colonialism, and the development of parties and mass political participation. We will consider the influence of trauma, humiliation, pride, localism, and universalism as modern political themes. Readings and media explore the street theater of democracy and protest; the role of grass-roots, student, and worker associations; religion and ritual; feminism; environmentalism; and other movements outside of high-level maneuverings. This course is reading and discussion intensive.
Instructor(s): Rebecca Nedostup
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14