Disciplinary Elective Course
This course is one of several courses in the China Studies curriculum that introduces the historical and contemporary characteristics of a particular region in China. Like other regional studies courses, this class will emphasize the importance of conceptualizing China as more than just as a national entity and looking beyond the traits of major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou to understand what is “Chinese”. This course focuses on China’s Northeast, which includes Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Students will explore the political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of this region, and analyze its development from the 16th century to the present day. The course content will guide students to view the region from within as well as to discern its relations with other regions and contributions to the rest of China.