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Sunday, January 15, 2017

China, East Asia, and the Pacific World Syllabus 2017 (b)

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On this date in Round and Square History

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Weeks 1-8                   Weeks 9-16
[a] Winding RF
China, East Asia, and the Pacific World
History 210
Spring 2017
Monday and Wednesday 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Robert André LaFleur                                                             Office Hours:
Morse Ingersoll 111                                                                 Monday         12:05-12:30
363-2005                                                                                                             1:30-2:00                                                                   Wednesday    12:05-1:35

TA Hours
Eben: Tuesdays—5:45-6:45  (library, first floor)
Sida (Matt): Sundays—6:00-7:00 (library, first floor) 

Required Books           
Brook, Timothy. The Confusions of Pleasure 
Chan, Anita, et al. Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization 
Cohen, Paul. History in Three Keys 
Ebrey, Patricia. Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook 
Kipnis, Andrew. Producing Guanxi
Kuhn, Philip. Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768
Liu Xin. In One’s Own Shadow
Mair, Victor. The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature 
Mann, Susan. The Talented Women of the Zhang Family
Spence, Jonathan. The Gate of Heavenly Peace 
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Chicago Manual of Style Guidelines (available at the bookstore)
Character notebook (for practicing Chinese characters) 
Round and Square (
The New York Review of Books (NYRB)

Reserve Books (available for purchase, but multiple copies are on reserve)  
McNaughton, William. Reading and Writing Chinese 
Wieger, James, Chinese Characters
Course Description  
This course will examine Chinese history and culture in the context of the wider East Asian world.  We will begin with early Chinese history and the influence of the Yellow River valley on the development of Chinese institutions. We will then examine the development of Chinese philosophical, literary, political, and economic traditions during the imperial era.  The second half of the course deals with modern Chinese history and culture, paying equal attention to historical and ethnographic materials, and taking a careful look at the development of a strong Chinese state from the challenges of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Throughout the course we will use examples from the Chinese language—Chinese characters and their etymologies, idiomatic phrases, and classical allusions—to analyze Chinese history and culture in linguistic context.

Quizzes                                                            15% 
Historical Thought Essays (3)                          15% 
Exam I                                                              15% 
Source Paper                                                   20%
Exam II                                                             15%
Ethnography Paper                                          20%

Daily attendance and class participation are expected; more than two absences during the semester will affect your grade.  Late assignments will be penalized—see my late assignment policy.

China, East Asia, and the Pacific World
HIST 210
Week IX
Refocusing the Pacific
Monday, March 13
Round and Square See separate Round and Square syllabus
Great Mythologies of the World (on library reserve): Lecture 43
            43: Gods, Rice, and the Japanese State
Winchester, The Pacific, 1-266    
          Prologue: The Lonely Sea and the Sky
            Author's Note: On Carbon
            The Great Thermonuclear Sea
            Mr. Ibuka's Radio Revolution
            The Ecstasies of Wave Riding
            A Dire and Dangerous Irritation
            Farewell, All My Friends and Foes
            Echoes of a Distant Thunder
Wednesday, March 15
Winchester, The Pacific, 267-444       
            How Goes the Lucky Country?
            The Fires in the Deep
            A Fragile and Uncertain Sea
            Of Masters and Commanders
            Epilogue: The Call of the Running Tide      
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McNaughton: 151-170           or         Wieger: 184-211 
Characters 600-699                           Lessons 72-81

Week X
Exam Week I
Monday, March 20
Prepare for Wednesday's exam (check your e-mail if you missed class last week).

Wednesday, March 22
In-class exam (Exam 1)

Week XI
Nineteenth Century China
Monday, March 27
Round and Square See separate Round and Square syllabus
Great Mythologies of the World (on library reserve): Lecture 44
            44: Nature Gods and Heroes of Polynesia
Mann, The Talented Women of the Zhang Family 
           Genealogical Chart of the Zhang Family and Their Collateral Kin 
           Jining, Shandong (1893-1895) 
          Tang Yaoqing, Guixiu (1763-1831) 
           Zhang Qieying, Poet (1792-after 1863) 
           Wang Caipin, Governess (1826-1893) 
           Epilogue. The Historian Says . . . 
           Zhang Family Chronology 

Wednesday, March 29
Ebrey, Chinese Civilization, 301-330 
            Village Organization 
            The Village Headman and the New Teacher 
             Boat People 
             Placards Posted in Guangzhou 
             Infant Protection Society 
             Mid-Century Rebels 
             The Conditions and Activities of Workers 
             Genealogy Rules 
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McNaughton: 171-180           or         Wieger: 212-225 
                                    Characters 700-749                     Lessons 82-89
Week XII
China's Long Revolution
Monday, April 3
Round and Square See separate Round and Square syllabus
Great Mythologies of the World (on library reserve): Lecture 45
            45: Creation and Misbehavior in Micronesia
Spence, The Gate of Heavenly Peace 
            Arousing the Spirits 
            Visions and Violence 
            The Far Horizon 
            The Land of Hunger 
            Extolling Nirvana 
            Whose Children Are Those? 
            Wake the Spring 
            Farewell to Beautiful Things 
            A New Order 
            The Noise of the Renegades 

Wednesday, April 5
Ebrey, Chinese Civilization, 335-384 
            Liang Qichao on His Trip to America 
            Ridding China of Bad Customs 
            Rural Education 
            My Old Home 
            The Spirit of the May Fourth Movement 
            The Haifeng Peasant Association 
            The Dog-Meat General 
            The General Strike 
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                                    McNaughton: 181-190           or         Wieger: 225-238 
                                    Characters 750-799                           Lessons 90-96

History, Ethnography, and Mythology 
in Modern China
Monday, April 10
Round and Square See separate Round and Square syllabus
Great Mythologies of the World (on library reserve): Lecture 46
            46: Melanesian Myths of Life and Cannibalism
Cohen, History in Three Keys 
        Part 1: The Boxers as Event 
            Prologue: The Historically Reconstructed Past 
            The Boxer Uprising: A Narrative History 
       Part  2: The Boxers as Experience 
            Prologue: The Experienced Past 
            Drought and the Foreign Presence 
            Mass Spirit Possession 
            Magic and Female Pollution 
            Rumor and Rumor Panic 
       Part 3: The Boxers as Myth 
            Prologue: The Mythologized Past 
            The New Culture Movement and the Boxers 
            Anti-Imperialism and the Recasting of the Boxer Myth 
            The Cultural Revolution and the Boxers  

Wednesday, April 12
Ebrey, Chinese Civilization, 385-400 
            Funeral Processions 
            My Children 
            The Life of Beggars 
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                                    McNaughton: 191-200           or         Wieger: 239-256 
                                    Characters 800-849                           Lessons 97-105
Due by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday April 23 (next Sunday); hard copy in my office.

Week XIV
Chinese Ethnography I
Monday, April 17
Round and Square See separate Round and Square syllabus
Great Mythologies of the World (on library reserve): Lecture 47
            47: Origins in Indonesia and the Philippines
Chan, Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization 
            Chen Village and Its Leaders  
            The Big Four Cleanups  
            Studying Chairman Mao          
            The Cultural Revolution  
            The Cleansing of the Class Ranks  
            A Leftward Lurch and a Solid Footing  
            The Great Betrothal Dispute  
            Plunging into a New Decade  
            The Troubled Seventies  
            The New Era  
            The Midas Touch  
            Entrepreneurs and Gamblers  
            Globalization and Transformation  
            Lifestyles of a Middle-Class Community  
            Epilogue: An Unbroken Thread: The Sent-Down Youths and Chen Village  
            Other Writings on Chen Village 
Ebrey, Chinese Civilization, 401-469 
            Generalissimo Jiang on National Identity 
            The Communist Party 
            Land Reform 
            Hu Feng and Mao Zedong 
            A New Yong Man Arrives at the Organization Department 
            Peng Dehuai’s Critique of the Great Leap Forward 
            Developing Agricultural Production 
            Lei Feng, Chairman Mao’s Good Fighter 
            Housing in Shanghai 
            Red Guards 

Wednesday, April 19
Spring Day (No Class)  
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                        McNaughton: 201-210           or         Wieger: 271-285 
                        Characters 850-899                           Lessons 117-122
Due by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday April 23 (this Sunday); hard copy in my office.

Week XV
Chinese Ethnography II
Monday, April 24
Great Mythologies of the World (on library reserve): Lecture 48
            48: Aboriginal and Colonial Myths of Australia 
Liu, In One’s Own Shadow 
            Exotic Familiarity 
       Part One: The Culture of Predicament—The Uses of Confusion 
            Resisting Ideology 
            Marriage as a Mirror of Change 
            Meaning and Eating 
       Part Two: The Logic of Practice 
            The Practice of Everyday Life 
            The Pliable Emotions 
            Immoral Politics 
            Conclusion: A History of the Future 

Wednesday, April 26
Ebrey, Chinese Civilization, 470-504 
            The Changing Course of Courtship 
            The One-Child Family 
            Economic Liberalization and the New Problems for Women 
            Peasants in the Cities 
            Posters Calling for Democracy 
            Defending China’s Socialist Democracy

Week XVI
Chinese Ethnography III
Monday, May 1
Kipnis, Producing Guanxi 
Part I  Practices of Guanxi Production 
            Everyday Guanxi Production 
            Guest/Host Etiquette and Banquets 
            Gift giving 
            Weddings, Funerals, and Gender 
            Feeling, Speech, and Nonrepresentational Ethics 
Part II  Guanxi Versions 
            Guanxi in Fengjia, 1948-90 
            Guanxi Versions throughout China 
            Guanxi and Peasant Subculture 
 Wednesday, May 3     
Exam II (in-class)
[b] Window onto China RF
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Weeks 1-8                   Weeks 9-16

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