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HIST 420 G4 - China Under the Qing Dynasty

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


The period of Manchu domination in China (1644-1912); emphasis on Chinese reactions to Western influences during the nineteenth century. Course Information: Same as EALC 420. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours.

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Title: China under the Qing Topic: This course addresses serveral fundamental questions in modern Chinese history concerning political and ethnic identies, women, tradition, and the modalities of modernity. Being the last dynasty under the rule of an originally non-Chinese people, the Qing state is as important as it is intriguing in its impact on the history of China in the past three centuries. What was the impact of the Manchu regime on the course of Chinese history in the late imperial period- How did the Manchu rule change the social, econonmic, political, and intellectual landscapes of China after a period of more than half a century of profound economic, intellectual, and cultural change in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries- Why did the Manchus, a small ethnic group, succeed in conquering the vast Chinese empire, and how did they maintain their control for over two and a half centuries- Were the Manchus engulfed by the powerful cultural tradition of China (sin

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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