2 Books in the Bookstore schedule acronym in parentheses Required Huaiyin Li

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2 Books in the Bookstore (schedule acronym in parentheses) Required Huaiyin Li, Village China Under Socialism and Reform . Stanford, 2009 (VC). Brantly Womack, ed., China’s Rise in Historical Perspective . Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 (CR) Recommended Yulin Wang Rittenberg, After the Bitter, Comes the Sweet: How One Woman Weathered the Storms of China's Recent History (East West Insights, 2015). This memoir is an excellent first-person account of the changes in Chinese politics and life from before the 1949 revolution to the present era of reform and openness. While not an typical story (she rose from abject poverty, married an American who became a leader in the early Cultural Revolution and then was denounced as a spy, suffered with her family, and eventually moved to the US), it is a page-turner that conveys a vivid sense of the varied effects of politics on people and people on politics. Additional materials are available through the course website on Collab. Occasionally extra materials may be assigned. Schedule: Week Mon Wed Topic Readings below (read before class) 1 8/26 Course intro China’s Rise (CR), Intro, 1-16; Link to Economist , “ Provinces as Countries .” () 2 8/31 Chinese ways of politics CR, Ch. 1 Esherick, pp. 19-38; Ch. 9 Schoppa, pp. 203-226; Ch 11 Qin, pp. 249-270 9/2 Chinese ways of economics CR, Ch. 5 Perkins, pp. 109-128; Ch 7 Elvin, pp. 151-170 3 /7 Rural Revolution in China Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-tung], “Oppose Book Worship;” “Be Concerned With the Well-Being of the Masses,”; Brantly Womack, “From Urban Radical to Rural Revolutionary” in Timothy Cheek, ed., Cambridge Critical Introduction to Mao Zedong (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 61-86; Village China (VC), pp. 1-49. /9 Rural life collectivized, communized VC, pp. 50-266; Spreadsheet of “Phases of Chinese Politics.” 4 /14 Village, family, and gender Small Happiness (in class documentary) /16 Village in reform VC, pp. 267-314.
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3 → Friday, 9/18 Timothy Heath of Rand Corp. on the Chinese Communist Party 5 /21 Reform era in general VC, pp. 315-353; Amartya Sen, ” Quality of Life: India vs. China,” New York Review , May 12, 2011.
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