AS260_Lec01-2009-09-08

AS260_Lec01-2009-09-08 - 1 ASIAN 260/HISTORY 252...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 ASIAN 260/HISTORY 252 Introduction to Chinese Civilization Lecture 1: Course Orientation 2 Todays topics: Introduction to the course Approaches to the study of Chinese identity, history, culture 3 Instructors Faculty: Bill Baxter (wbaxter@umich.edu) 202 South Thayer Street, Rm 5163 Office hours: Mondays 24 pm OR by appointment at other times 4 GSIs Uffe Bergeton (bergeton@umich.edu) Kate Skillman (kmskill@umich.edu) [Office hours TBA] 5 Course Objectives Provide general background on Chinese history and culture, down to 1911... What happened in 1911? last imperial dynasty (Qng ) overthrown founding of the Republic of China (Zhnghu mngu ) 6 Course Objectives (contd) Build critical reading/analytical skills: Papers will focus on analyzing passages expository writing 7 Course Objectives (contd) Critical examination of terms like identity, race, ethnicity, Chinese, China, and Hn ( , the Chinese term for ethnic Chinese) fulfills the Race and Ethnicity requirement 8 Course Design Two tracks (generally): Tuesdays: history (political and social developments, e.g., wars) Thursdays: culture , literature, religion (e.g., Buddhism, poetry) 9...
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AS260_Lec01-2009-09-08 - 1 ASIAN 260/HISTORY 252...

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