Nature and Environment in China

Focuses on the late imperial period with forays into the modern area. Explores how Chinese states and people related to and shaped their environments, which, in turn, shaped China. Considers the degree to which China’s long environmental history has integrated with global trends and ponders the historical experiences and precedents we bring to today’s environmental challenges. Explores the diverse ways in which scholars study China’s environmental history and conceptions of nature, including the use of digital humanities tools for visualizing data and analyzing geography.

Related Subjects

Offered Fall 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.151

Pre-Modern China

MW 3:30-5, 56-180
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H
21H.155

Modern Japan: 1600 to Present

TR 11-12:30, 2-103
Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-H
21H.152

Modern China

Tristan Brown
Introductory HASS-H
21H.154

Inventing the Samurai

Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H
21H.156 21G.045

Global Chinese Food: A Historical Overview

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Introductory HASS-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

Sana Aiyar Introductory HASS-S
21H.185 12.386 STS.031

Environment and History

Kate Brown
Susan Solomon
Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.253 21G.075

The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Intermediate HASS-H
21H.350

Business in China Since 1800

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.351 11.153

Shanghai and China’s Modernization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.354

World War II in Asia

Not offered regularly; consult department
Hiromu Nagahara Seminar HASS-H
21H.357

South Asian Migrations

Sana Aiyar Seminar HASS-H
21H.380 U 21A.411 U 21H.980 G 21A.419 G

People and Other Animals

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Graduate
Seminar
HASS-S
21H.981

Seminar in Nature, Environment, and Empire

Staff Graduate