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Willamette University

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HIST 265 (TH) Late Imperial China (1)

This course examines the social and cultural history of China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Topics include the political structures of imperial rule; the social and cultural institutions that organized local society; the economic trends that produced the pre-modern world's largest and most advanced civilization; and the ways in which all of the above were transformed by China's 19th-century encounter with Western imperialism. This period provides an excellent case study of nationalism and modernization in a non-Western context.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically; Asia Cluster

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: McCaffrey