HIS 382N • Contemporary Chinese History
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
This seminar examines the major empirical studies and new perspectives on the history of China since 1950. Topics include the party-state, ideology and discourse, the Cultural Revolution, women and the family, economic and political reforms since 1980, popular protests, democracy and "civil society," globalization, and the changing approaches of research in the field.
S. Huang, The Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader Philip Huang, The Peasant Family and Rural Development in the Yangzi Delta E. Perry and X. Li, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution G. Hershatter and E. Honig, Personal Voices: Chinese women in the 1980s X. Yan, Private Life Under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 R. Baum, Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping O'Brien, Rightful Resistance in Rural China C. Calhoun, Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China G. Barme, In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture T. Fishman, China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Super Power Challenges America and the World O. Shell, The China Reader: The Reform Era