Imperial China and the World

History 116G

Fall 2013
Instructor: 
Location: 
220 WHEELER
Day & Time: 
TuTh 930-11A
CCN: 
39483
Units: 
4

This course surveys the history of China’s relationship to the world from the Neolithic to the beginning of the 20th c. Topics will include: early territorial expansion, the Silk Road, the Great Wall, changing conceptualizations of foreigners and of China’s place in the cosmos, the Chinese diaspora, Mongol and Manchu empire building, China’s evolving role in the Early Modern global economy, the impact of Europeans in the 19th c., and the emergence of Chinese nationalism.

Course Books

silk road: a new history by hansen oxford university press. ISBN: 978-0195159318 Required
china in world history by ropp oxford university press. ISBN: 978-0195381955 Required
Art of Ethnography by Deal & Hostetler University of Washington Press. ISBN: 978-0295986166 Required