Shanghai and China’s Modernization

Considers the history and function of Shanghai, from 1840 to the present, and its rise from provincial backwater to international metropolis. Examines its role as a primary point of economic, political, and social contact between China and the world, and the strong grip Shanghai holds on both the Chinese and foreign imagination. Students discuss the major events and figures of Shanghai, critique the classic historiography, and complete an independent project on Shanghai history.

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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