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352 HST

This course examines major interactions of China and the West via exchange of trade and ideas, paying particular attention to cultural perceptions and (mis)understandings. Topics of studies include the ancient Silk Road, Marco Polo and Jesuits as cultural intermediaries, encounter with imperialism, modern thoughts and Chinese transformations, and China’s rise as an economic power. (This course satisfies the requirement of Asian history.)


Prerequisite: One history course or permission.