History 379 (101) History of Later Imperial China
(Cross-listed with ASIA 340; students to register in HIST 379) This course explores the history of China from the disintegration of the Tang Empire at the turn of the tenth century to the eve of the country's modern transformation. Its goals are to help students develop the language and tools to understand the political, socio-economic, and cultural changes in later imperial China and to initiate them to the art and techniques of historical analysis. This course challenges the stereotype of a monolithic and static China and encourages students to develop a critical understanding of the internal and external forces integrating and dividing this geo-cultural unit. Equivalency: ASIA 340.