Fall 2023 History: East Asian GR8884 section 001

SCI/TECH-LATE IMPER/MOD CHINA

SCI/TECH-LATE IMPER/MOD C

Call Number 12519
Day & Time
Location
M 12:10pm-2:00pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Eugenia Lean
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The aim of this graduate course is to provide a broad introduction to science, medicine and technology in late imperial and modern China, and their relationship to the world. The course examines how the understanding and politics of technology, body, the natural world, and medicine undergo drastic reconfiguration from the late imperial period to the modern period. To understand this shift, we will consider questions of technology and imperialism, global circuits and knowledge transfer, the formulation of the modern episteme of “science,” the popularization and wonder of science, as well as commerce, politics and changing regimes of corporeality, in both the imperial and modern periods while placing close attention to the global context and transnational connections. In addition to getting a sense of the existing historiography on Chinese science, we will also be closely examining primary documents, pertinent theoretical writings, and comparative historiography. A central goal of the course is to explore different methodological approaches including history of science, translation studies, material culture, and global history. Reading ability in Classical Chinese and modern Chinese and facility in critical theory are all required.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 10 students (15 max) as of 4:07PM Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Subject History: East Asian
Number GR8884
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Section key 20233HSEA8884G001