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Winter/Spring 2015
May 23, 2015
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SSC 6628 - Revolution &Modernity in China
The objective of this course is to examine the intertwined relationship between revolution and modernity in the historical context of China's modern transformation from the late nineteenth century to the present. In the contemporary environment of the global decline of radicalism (particularly socialism), the working hypothesis of this course is to challenge the recent scholarship in the China field that intends to deal with revolution and modernity as two separate domains. Specifically, the course examines the multiple layers of Chinese experiences that define a distinctive notion of revolution and modernity. The multiplicity and historicity of Chinese revolution and modernity is revealed in the process of discovering nationalism in the Qing dynasty, articulating citizenship and national identity after China's republican revolutions, reconstructing urban space and rural society since the late nineteenth century, introducing communism and its multiple forms of implementations up to the 1970s, and global modernity in contemporary China.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Social Sciences Division
History Department

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