Nature and Environment in China

T 2-5; E51-361

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

Not Offered This Term

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

Asian American History: 1865 to 1965

TR 1-2:30, 4-249
Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-H

Dynastic China

MW 3:30-5; 4-145
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H

Modern China

MW 3:30-5; 37-212
Tristan Brown
Introductory HASS-H

Inventing the Samurai

TR 2:30-4, 4-253
Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H

Modern Japan: 1600 to Present

TR 11-12:30; 56-180
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

Modern South Asia

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

Environment and History

Staff Introductory HASS-S CI-H

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

TR 11-12:30; 56-162
Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H

Looking East/Looking West (NEW)

TR 11-12:30, 5-217
Catherine Clark
Hiromu Nagahara
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.253 21G.075

The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

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

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.352 21G.042

Three Kingdoms: From History to Fiction, Comic, Film, and Game

TR 1-2:30; 14E-310
Emma Teng Seminar HASS-H

World War II in Asia

Hiromu Nagahara Seminar HASS-H

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 in Nature, Environment, and Empire

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Graduate
21H.989 G

Histories of Extraction and Mining

T 2-5; E51-275
Megan A. Black Graduate
21H.990 STS.432

Narrating the Anthropocene: Understanding a Multi-Species Universe (NEW)

W 9-12, E51-275
Megan A. Black
Kate Brown