11.153[J] Shanghai and China's Modernization


Class Info

Considers the history and function of Shanghai, from 1840 to the present, and its rise from provincial backwater to international metropolis. Examines its role as a primary point of economic, political, and social contact between China and the world, and the strong grip Shanghai holds on both the Chinese and foreign imagination. Students discuss the major events and figures of Shanghai, critique the classic historiography, and complete an independent project on Shanghai history.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.153[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Leighton.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 11.153[J] was rated 6.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Shanghai and China site.

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