Shanghai and China’s Modernization

Not offered regularly; consult department

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.

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.186

Nature and Environment in China

Tristan Brown 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.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