Topic: Readings in Canadian History
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Topic: Readings in International and Global History
Topic: Mao and MemoryCourse Description
Mao Zedong, the revolutionary leader of the Chinese Communist Party and founder of the People’s Republic of China, remains a protean and contested figure today. In public memory and millions of private memories both inside China and beyond, Mao plays a complicated role—sometimes savior, sometimes monster, but often defining how one thinks not only of the man and the revolution he came to lead but also China and its place in the world. Mao is central to modern Chinese history but also plays a role in radical politics in Europe, America, and the Global South. This seminar engages the methodological issues of political and historical memory, intellectual biography, and cross-cultural appropriation of ideas, images, and narratives. We will use Mao as our case study, however this course is intended for graduate students interested in intellectual history and the role of memory. Expertise in Chinese history is not required—after all, we will be studying memory!
Topics in Comparative History
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