This seminar provides an introduction for graduate students to the methods and materials used in conducting research on early modern (or late imperial) China. Lectures, discussions, and exercises will present fundamental paradigms and problems specific to the study of early modern China, as well as familiarizing students with the vast body of print and web-based research tools necessary to work with original texts in Chinese. We will also explore how social, cultural, and literary historians have used various texts in their scholarly works. Students will be encouraged to use the course to pursue individual research interests as they explore the broader contexts, approaches, and questions central to the study of early modern China and introduces graduate students to important recent scholarly literature on the history of early modern (essentially Ming and Qing) Chinese history.
Section 01Methods and Materials for Research on Early Modern China
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