DATE
LECTURE TOPICS/READINGS
9/11
The Late Ming and The Manchu Conquest (1600-1650)
SMC: 3-37; DC: 21-26 (2.2-2.4)    How to Memorize China’s Major Dynasties
9/13
Kangxi’s Consolidation (r. 1662-1722)
SMC: 37-71; DC: 33-35 (3.1), 39-41 (3.3)
9/15
Yongzheng’s Authority (r. 1723-1735)
SMC: 72-93; DC: 48-53 (4.1-4.3)
9/18
Chinese Society in the Reign of Qianlong (1736-1795)
SMC: 94-114; DC: 54-67 (5.1-5.2)
9/20
China and the Eighteenth-Century World (1700-1799)
SMC: 115-135; DC: 77-93 (6.1-6.5)
9/22
The First Clash with the West (1800-1850)
SMC: 139-163; DC: 94-110 (7.1-7.5)    Quest 1
9/25The Crisis Within (1850-1875)
SMC: 164-185; DC: 114-131 (8.2-8.6)
9/27
Restoration Through Reform (1861-1875)
SMC: 186-207; DC: 134-154 (9.1-9.6)
9/29
New Tensions in the Late Qing  (1875-1905)
SMC: 208-233; DC: 155-167 (10.1-10.3), 174-178 (10.5-10.6)
10/2
The End of the Dynasty (1905-1911)
SMC: 234-254; DC: 179-183 (11.1), 187-197 (11.4-11.6)
10/4
The New Republic (1912-1919)
SMC: 257-278; DC: 201-210 (12.1-12.5)   Quest 2    Mid-Autumn Festival
10/6“A Road Is Made” (1919-1922)
SMC: 279-300; DC: 219-230 (13.1-13.3), 231, 239-243 (13.5)
10/9 A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman
Midterm Paper
10/11The Fractured Alliance (1922-1927)
SMC: 301-326; DC: 244-257 (14.1-14.7)
10/13
The Guomindang in Power (1927-1933)
SMC: 327-355; DC: 258-269 (15.1-15.5), 287-289 (15.8)
10/16Communist Survival (1927-1937)
SMC: 356-387; DC: 290-299 (16.1-16.2), 313-317 (16.7-16.8)
10/18
World War II (1937-1938)
SMC: 391-407; DC: 318-333 (17.1-17.5)   Quest 3
10/20
World War II, Continued (1938-1945)
SMC: 407-432; DC: 333-344 (17.6-17.8)
10/23The Fall of the Guomindang State (1945-1949)
SMC: 433-459; DC: 345-350 (18.1-18.2), 360-364 (18.4-18.5)
10/25
The Birth of the People’s Republic (1949-1952)
SMC: 460-483; DC: 364-372 (18.6), 375-380 (19.2), 386-389 (19.4)
10/27Planning the New Society (1953-1957)
SMC: 484-513; DC: 398-411 (20.3-20.5)
10/30
Deepening the Revolution (1957-1965)
SMC: 514-534; DC: 412-422 (21.1-21.3), 436-440 (21.5-21.6)
11/1Cultural Revolution (1966-1972)
SMC: 535-555; DC: 441-459 (22.1-22.7)
11/3
Son of the Revolution/VIDEO: China: A Century of Revolution (The Mao Years)
 Topic Paper/Annotated Bibliography
11/6Reopening the Doors (1972-1976)
SMC: 559-586; DC: 460-467 (23.1-23.2)   Quest 4
11/8
Redefining Revolution (1977-1980)
SMC: 587-614; DC: 493-506 (24.1-24.2)
11/10Levels of Power (1981-1984)
SMC: 615-638; DC: 514-520 (25.1), 541-546 (25.6-25.8)
11/13
Testing the Limits (1985-1989)
SMC: 639-665; DC: 547-565 (26.1-26..5)  
11/15Century’s End (1990-1997)
SMC: 666-689; DC: 570-574 (27.2-27.3), 585-589 (27.6)
11/17
Breakthrough? (1997-2012)
SMC: 690-707; DC: 590-611 (28.1-28.5)   Quest 5
11/20
Monday, November 20
 Final Paper