Middlebury

HIST0479

Pacific Century: China-U.S.

Pacific Century: Chinese-American Relations, 1898-Present
In this course we will examine the multi-faceted nature of relations between China and the United States from the late 19th century through the present. Topics will include US imperialism in the Pacific, shifting dynamics of American orientalism, wartime diplomacy, the immigrant experience, and varying ways in which Communist China has challenged American military and economic power over the last sixty years. We will pay particular attention to how this “special” relationship shaped each nation’s development relative to the other. In addition to scholarly analyses, course materials will include memoirs, political tracts, travelogues, and Hollywood films. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS
Equivalent Courses:
INTL0479

Sections

Fall 2016

HIST0479A-F16 Seminar (Mao, Clinton)

Spring 2011

HIST0479A-S11 Seminar (Clinton, Mao)