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HISTORY 294C: First Encounters: China and the West, 1500-1860 (HISTORY 394C)

For four hundred years, the peoples of China and the West have engaged with each other. What happened when worlds and world-views came into contact? In this course, we will explore the experience of encounter and its cultural impact on two largely distinct, but never isolated societies. We will study the history of cross-cultural exchange between China and the West to see how each emerged through dialogue with the other and to understand the roots of our own interconnected world.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Statman, A. (PI)

HISTORY 294D: Manchuria: Cradle of Conflict, Cockpit of Asia (HISTORY 394D)

How did Manchuria become Chinese? This course utilizes the dual waves of early twentieth-century writings and a wide array of recent scholarship dealing with Manchuria to explore the formation of nation-states out of the Qing and Japanese empires in Northeast Asia through the lenses of opium, migration, cities, warlords, and memoir. This course will be of interest to students concerned with developing transcultural understandings of Northeast Asian history.
Last offered: Winter 2015

HISTORY 294J: Science, Power, and Knowledge: East Asia to 1900 (CHINA 157, CHINA 257, JAPAN 157, JAPAN 257, KOREA 157, KOREA 257)

In the early modern period, East Asian societies featured long-established institutions of learning and traditions of knowledge. This course examines the relationship between knowledge and power in East Asia societies prior to 1900. It explores how knowledge production operated in late imperial China (1550-1900), Chos'n Korea (1392-1910), and Tokugawa Japan (1600-1868). Among the themes addressed are: the state's role in patronizing science and knowledge; major intellectual movements; engagement with Western science and religion; East Asian statecraft; and East Asian understandings of space and geography. nTaking a holistic perspective, it places science and technology in 1) a social and cultural context 2) in relation to other bodies and fields of knowledge 3) in comparison to other societies in a similar historical time period. A socially embedded perspective on knowledge and science seeks to appreciate how politics, society, and knowledge are integrated, and in particular how science and knowledge can be both instruments and sites of political power. By exploring these links, the course will also illustrate how our modern disciplinary categories of natural science,social science and the humanities cannot be taken for granted and the areas of knowledge they cover can be deeply intertwined. nnThe course will also address these issues historically and across geographic regions in East Asia and beyond. The comparative lens and frameworks these perspectives can offer will bring an awareness of the diverse traditions of knowledge production in East Asia. Its examination of East Asian encounters with Western paradigms of knowledge throughout the early modern period will also illustrate how communication occurs across cultural, social, and linguistic barriers and how diverse world-views were managed in these encounters. These encounters of knowledge-exchange between Jesuit missionaries, Ming literati, Korean aristocrats, and Japanese doctors also show how cultural identities were constructed, reinforced, and challenged. These identities, expressed through the mastery of knowledge, are essential for understanding how East Asian reckoned with growing pressures to adopt Western industrial technology and military science in the late nineteenth century.

HISTORY 295F: Race and Ethnicity in East Asia (ASNAMST 295F, CSRE 295F, HISTORY 395F)

Intensive exploration of major issues in the history of race and ethnicity in China, Japan, and Korea from the early modern period to the present day.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci
Instructors: Mullaney, T. (PI)

HISTORY 296: Communism and Revolution in China

From the formation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1921 through the 1949 founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Topics include: early theories of socialism in China; the relationship between Chinese communism and the Communist International and Soviet Union; agrarian reformulation of communism by Mao; the communist-nationalist civil war; the Communist Revolution of 1949; and the consolidation of communist power in the PRC.
Last offered: Spring 2009 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum

HISTORY 296C: The Making of Modern India (HISTORY 396C)

What does the history of the modern world look like as seen through India's history? Through an examination of ancient India and the development of Hindu and Buddhist communities, to the influx of Muslims and the rise of the Mughal Empire, to European colonialism, Gandhi and anti-colonial movements, to Partition, Independence, Bollywood, and the rise of Hindu nationalist political parties, this course will provide a fresh lens to not only view India's history, but India's role in shaping the modern world.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Perkins, C. (PI)

HISTORY 296F: Short Stories from India and Pakistan (ICA 296F)

The course introduces the main periods and trends of 20th- and 21st-century Urdu short story: Progressive Writers' Movement, Partition literature, Modernism, contemporary fiction. Classes include close reading and discussion of selected short stories, with special focus on prominent themes such as social problems; personal loss, exile, displacement, alienation, and questions of identity; gender and sexuality; history, memory, and nostalgia; myth and imagination. Readings include: Premchand, Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Qurratulain Hyder, Intizar Husain, Naiyer Masud. All readings are in English.
Last offered: Spring 2014

HISTORY 297: The Cold War and East Asia (HISTORY 397)

Explores how East Asia negotiated superpower rivalry and global ideological competition during the Cold War. Considers the ways in which China, Japan, and Korea were more than battlegrounds for US-Soviet contestation and played active roles in defining the nature and dynamics of the conflict. Re-examines conventional narratives and periodizations against alternative conceptual models and interpretive frameworks highlighting the constructed nature of the struggle as well as the role of historical and cultural factors in shaping the East Asian experience.
Last offered: Spring 2014

HISTORY 297F: Religion and Power in the Making of Modern South Asia (RELIGST 255, RELIGST 355)

This course examines the diverse ways that religious traditions have been involved in the brokering of power in South Asia from the late seventeenth century to the present day. We will examine the intersection of religion and power in different arenas, including historical memory, religious festivals, language politics, and violent actions. At the core of our inquiry is how religion is invoked in political contexts (and vice-versa), public displays of religiosity, and the complex dynamics of religion and the state. Among other issues, we will particularly engage with questions of religious identity, knowledge, and violence. Undergraduates must enroll in RELIGST 255 for 5 units. Graduate students must enroll RELIGST 355 for 3-5 units. HISTORY297F must be taken for 4-5 units.
Last offered: Spring 2016 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI

HISTORY 298G: Death and Death Culture in Modern China (HISTORY 398G)

From the late Qing period to the Cultural Revolution, Chinese society experienced a radical transformation of the beliefs, practices, and organizations that addressed the issue of death. The culture of death was at the heart of society. This colloquium will explore the diverse aspects of Chinese social, religious, and material practices involved in parting with the dead, in rural and urban society, in China as well as overseas. Sources: we shall use a wide body of texts, photographs, images, and films. Hardly anything changed more in modern Chinese history than the ways in which Chinese society.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Henriot, C. (PI)
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