Readings

LEC # TOPICS READINGS/VIDEOS
1 Introduction: Personal and Collective Experiences in Modern China Video: The King of Masks (1996).
2 Qing China, 1644-1911 Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 1-137. ISBN: 9780393307801.
3 Decline of the Qing; Rise of Nationalism Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 141-263. ISBN: 9780393307801.

Buy at Amazon Chang, Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. New York, NY: Anchor, 1992. pp. 21-94. ISBN: 9780385425476.
4 The Republic of China, 1911-1949 Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 267-375. ISBN: 9780393307801.

Buy at Amazon Cochran, Sherman, and Andrew Hsieh, eds. One Day in China: May 21, 1936. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1985. pp. 3-68, 201-264. ISBN: 9780300034004.
5 Origins and Development of the Chinese Communist Party Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 375-409. ISBN: 9780393307801.

Buy at Amazon Chang, Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. New York, NY: Anchor, 1992. pp. 95-140. ISBN: 9780385425476.

Mao Writings

Buy at Amazon Xun, Lu. "Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan." In Selected Stories of Lu Xun. Beijing: Beijing Foreign Languages Press, 2000. pp. 23-56. ISBN: 9787119026985.

Schram. "External and Internal Contradictions" and "Appeal to the Ke Lao Hui." In The Political Thought of Mao Tse-tung. pp. 202-249.

Buy at Amazon Xun, Lu. "Medicine" and "New Year's Sacrifice." In Selected Stories of Lu Xun. Beijing: Beijing Foreign Languages Press, 2000. ISBN: 9787119026985.
6 The People's Republic: From Great Leap Forward to Cultural Revolution Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 489-586. ISBN: 9780393307801.

Buy at Amazon Chang, Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. New York, NY: Anchor, 1992. pp. 140-255. ISBN: 9780385425476.

Buy at Amazon Friedman, Edward, Paul G. Pickowicz, and Mark Selden. Introduction in Chinese Village, Socialist State. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991. pp.214-245. ISBN: 9780300046557.
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8 From the Cultural Revolution to the Reform Period Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 589-646. ISBN: 9780393307801.

Buy at Amazon Chang, Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. New York, NY: Anchor, 1992. pp. 256-505. ISBN: 9780385425476.
9 Tiananmen and After Buy at Amazon Spence, Jonathan. The Search for Modern China. New York, NY: Norton, 1991. pp. 647-728. ISBN: 9780393307801.

Buy at Amazon Nathan, Andrew, and Perry Link, eds. The Tiananmen Papers. New York, NY: Public Affairs, 2002. pp. 121-74, 365-98. ISBN: 9781586481223.
10 Family Problems in Village Taiwan Buy at Amazon Wolf, Margery. The House of Lim. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1960. pp. 3-148. ISBN: 9780133949735.
11 Women's Issues in the PRC in the 1980s Buy at Amazon Honig, Emily, and Gail Hershatter. Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980s. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1988. pp. 1-136, 308-33. ISBN: 9780804714310.

Buy at Amazon Xinran. The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2003. ISBN: 9780099440789.
12 Communist Cadres in the Reform Period Buy at Amazon Zhu, Xiao Di. Thirty Years in a Red House. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. pp. 154-247. ISBN: 9781558492165.

Buy at Amazon Shu-min, Huang. Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998. pp. 105-227. ISBN: 9780813334479.
13 Current Issues: Environment, the Development of the West, and Foreigners Buy at Amazon Shapiro, Judith. Mao's War Against Nature. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780521786805.

Buy at Amazon Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2001. ISBN: 9780060195441.