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Fall 2017 History: East Asian GU4844 section 001

Call Number 21433
Day & Time
R 10:10am-12:00pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Peter E Hamilton
Course Description This seminar examines modern world history through the lens of Hong Kong. Through readings, discussions, lectures, and a final paper, we will investigate Hong Kong’s outsized historical impact on the world—from its seizure by British forces during the First Opium War to its 1997 handover to the People’s Republic of China. We will dig into Hong Kong’s dramatic evolutions over this century and a half, from an entrepôt and migration hub to a manufacturing powerhouse and financial center. This agenda will also offer us new perspectives on the history of global capitalism and push us to interweave traditionally disconnected histories, such as that of the opium trade, the Chinese diaspora, modern Chinese politics, the Cold War and decolonization, neoliberal globalization, and China’s post-1978 development.
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Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 9 students (22 max) as of 7:07PM Saturday, December 16, 2017
Subject History: East Asian
Number GU4844
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20173HSEA4844W001

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