Imperial China and the World

History 116G

Spring 2016
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
0109 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
TuTh 200-330
CCN: 
39465
Units: 
4

The history of China's relationship to the world from earliest times to the 20th c. Provides historical contextualization for China's recent resurgence on the world stage. Topics will include early territorial expansion, the Silk Road, the Great Wall, the Chinese diaspora, Mongol and Manchu empire building, the impact of Europeans in the 19th c, the emergence of Chinese nationalism, and China's evolving role in the global economy.

Course Books

The Silk Road: A New History by Hansen, Valerie Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190218423 Required
China in World History by Ropp, Paul S. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195381955 Required
Art of Ethnography by Deal, David and Laura Hostetler University of Washington Press. ISBN: 9780295986166 Required
Perilous Frontier by Barfield, Thomas Blackwell Publishers (John Wiley & Sons). ISBN: 9781557863249 Required