2Books in the Bookstore (schedule acronym in parentheses)RequiredHuaiyin Li, Village China Under Socialism and Reform. Stanford, 2009 (VC).Brantly Womack, ed., China’s Rise in Historical Perspective. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 (CR)RecommendedYulin 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:WeekMonWedTopicReadings below (read before class)18/26Course introChina’s Rise (CR), Intro, 1-16; Link to Economist, “Provinces as Countries.” ()28/31Chinese ways of politicsCR, Ch. 1 Esherick, pp. 19-38; Ch. 9 Schoppa, pp. 203-226; Ch 11 Qin, pp. 249-2709/2Chinese ways of economicsCR, Ch. 5 Perkins, pp. 109-128; Ch 7 Elvin, pp. 151-1703/7Rural Revolution in ChinaMao 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./9Rural life collectivized, communizedVC, pp. 50-266; Spreadsheet of “Phases of Chinese Politics.”4/14Village, family, and genderSmall Happiness(in class documentary)/16Village in reformVC, pp. 267-314.
3→ Friday, 9/18 Timothy Heath of Rand Corp. on the Chinese Communist Party5/21Reform era in generalVC, pp. 315-353; Amartya Sen, ” Quality of Life: India vs. China,” New York Review, May 12, 2011.
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Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping, Brantly Womack