Unity and Diversity: The Making of Chinese Culture and Society

Prerequisite: Year II standing

This course provides an understanding of traditional Chinese society and culture by investigating the nature of Chinese society from the Qing to the Republican eras. It does this by: 1) focusing on such themes as family and kinship, political organization and power, social mobility, education, and economic and social differentiation; and 2) exploring the effects of traditional ideologies on these themes, and on the society on the eve of the Revolution.