SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Humanities General Education Courses in Social Sciences
Course NameWestern Images of China and Taiwan
InstructorEATON WILLIAM JOSEPH
Credit2.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Course outline: subject to change. It is important that you read the assigned course reading before class.



 

















































Week



Theme



Course Content



Course readings



1 - September 11



Introduction to the Course; Early Images of China (before 1600)



PPT, class discussion



Colin Mackerras, Western Images of China [abbreviated Western Imageshereafter], chapters 1 & 2



2 - September 18



Jesuits, Philosophes, and



Chinoiserie



PPT, class discussion



Franc?ois Quesnay, “Le despotisme de la Chine” (1767) & Oliver Goldsmith, “Citizen of the World” (1760-61) excerpts



3 - September 25



Changing Fashions: Nineteenth-Century Images of China



PPT, class discussion



Macartney's “Observations on China” (1794) & Rev. Arthur Smith, “Chinese Characteristics” (1894) excerpts



4 - October 2



Early Images of Taiwan



PPT, class discussion



George Psalmanazar, “An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa” (1704) excerpts; contemporary maps of Formosa



5 – October 9



Early Republican China; China and the Civil War



PPT, class discussion



Edgar Snow, “Red Star over China” (1937) excerpts



6 - October 16



Allies: China and World War II



PPT, class discussion



Time and Life magazine excerpts; “Why We Fight” Documentary
















































































7 – October 23



Images of China, Post-1949



PPT, class discussion



Western Images, chapter 6



8 - October 30



Early Cold War Images of Taiwan/China



PPT, class discussion



Time and Life magazine excerpts



9 – November 6



Midterm Examination


   

10 – November 13



Images and the Cultural Revolution, Western Intellectuals and China



PPT, class discussion



Jann Myrdal, “China: The Revolution Continued,” (1970), Lorenz Stucki, “Behind the Great Wall: An Appraisal of Mao's China,” (1965), Felix Greene, “Awakened China: The Country Americans Don't Know,” (1961), Shirley MacLaine, “You Can Get There from Here,” (1975)



11 - November 20



Free China: Images of Taiwan



PPT, class discussion



Magazine and newspaper excerpts (including National Geographic); visual images



12 - November 27



The PRC’s Diplomatic Opening: 1970s



PPT, class discussion



Magazine and newspaper excerpts; visual images



13 – December 4



Nixon in China



Video and discussion



Nixon library documentary, “Nixon in China”; “Nixon in China” opera, excerpts



14 – December 11



The PRC’s Economic Opening and Western Images



PPT, class discussion



Time and Life magazine excerpts



15 – December 18



Conflicting Images: Tiananmen, World Trade Organization, Beijing 2008



PPT, class discussion



Magazine and newspaper excerpts; visual images



16 -

December 25 - Seasons Greetings



Images of Contemporary China



PPT, class discussion



“Summary of 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America”; newspaper/periodical excerpts



17 – January 1



Founding Day/New Year Holiday


   

18 - January 8



Final Examination


   

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

NA


Requirement/Grading

Assignments and grading criteria:

Participation and attendance: 10% (‘perfect’ attendance policy – 0 or 1 absence, regardless of cause) Mid-term: 30%

Essay and/or class projects: 30%

Final: 30%


Textbook & Reference

See syllabus 


Urls about Course
NA
Attachment

Western_images_China_Taiwan_fall_2019.pdf