Contemporary Thought and Society in China. The ideas, debates, writings, and roles of intellectuals in contemporary China with a focus on "certified knowledge" and institutions of intellectual life. Most recent publication in this stream: The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Mao Zedong. Translating and editing Mao texts with Stuart Schram for vol. VIII of Mao Zedong’s Road to Power, being the complete works of Mao in English for 1942-1945. Published in July 2015.
Thinking about Chinese Thinking. An interdisciplinary project to coordinate the disciplines of history, social psychology, and political theory in the study of Sinophone discourse about public issues and ideologies, such as liberalism. Current SSHRC project on "Reading and Writing the Chinese Dream" focuses on public intellectuals in China today (co-directed with Joshua A. Fogel, York University, and David Ownby, University of Montreal).
This vivid narrative history of Chinese intellectuals and public life provides a guide to making sense of China today. Timothy Cheek presents a map and a method for understanding the intellectual in the long twentieth century, from China's defeat in the Sino-Japanese war in 1895 to the 'Prosperous China' since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cheek surveys the changing terrain of intellectual life over this transformative century in Chinese history...
This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism.
"Mao Zedong’s political career spanned more than half a century. The ideas he championed transformed one of the largest nations on earth and inspired revolutionary movements across the world. Even today Mao lives on in China, where he is regarded by many as a near-mythical figure, and in the West, where a burgeoning literature continues to debate his memory. In this book, leading scholars from different generations and around the world offer...
This course approaches the history of China from a global perspective. It proposes that China has been shaped by the world, and the world by China, far more intensely than China's national history has understood. We start in the Bronze Age, but the weight of the course will be from the 13th century forward. A prior knowledge of China is not necessary. HIST 270 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history. Equivalency: ASIA 270
HIST 270A: China in the World
HIST 490Q: REVOLUTION! Twentieth Century Political and Social Revolutions
HIST 558: Intellectuals and Public Life in Eastern Asia (not offered 2014-15)
HIST 563: Methodology and Sources in Chinese History (not offered 2014-15)
IAR 515R Policy in Context (see Institute of Asian Research webpage, www.iar.ubc.ca)
Graduate Reading Courses on various topics in modern Chinese history (by arrangement)
Check this year's course schedule for currently offered courses.