11.153[J] Shanghai and China's Modernization
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.
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