Courses: Chinese Perspectives on the Individual and Society (HISTH120B01)

Spring 2008

Cross-listed in East Asian Studies
Enrollment limited to 25 students.
A survey of philosophical, literary, legal, and autobiographical sources on Chinese notions of the individual in traditional and modern China. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying how ideal and actual relationships between the individual and society vary across class and gender and over time. Special attention will be paid to the early 20th century, when Western ideas about the individual begin to penetrate Chinese literature and political discourse.

Fulfills: SO III


History (Web site)

Taught By

Paul Smith (Profile)


Haverford, Hall 106

Meeting Times

TTh 2:30-4:00