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History of the Manchu People and their Culture

HIS 483/EAS 483

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Who were the Manchu people, who once ruled the mighty Qing empire (1636-1911) over China? Alternatively celebrated and villainized in Sinocentric historiography, the Manchus have become a complex symbol for imperial China's last glories and humiliations. This seminar questions the dominant narratives of racialization and cultural assimilation by exploring the formation of Manchu ethnicity over four hundred years. Using revisionist scholarship and primary sources, the course seeks to de-mystify Manchu history and culture by critically examining the ideological scaffolding of ethnic identity and its constitutive human experiences.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 12
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 22487
  • Schedule: Th 01:30 PM-04:20 PM