2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 573 - Mao’s Cultural Revolution

Credits: 4
A critical study of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) as sociopolitical movement, collective memory, and historical trauma. The course provides an historical perspective to analyze the origin, process, and aftermath of the Cultural Revolution as both the continuation and the culmination of modern Chinese political crisis. Subjects considered include the rise of the cult of personality, anti-traditionalism, anti-intellectualism, xenophobia, student activism, changing gender identity, and state-sanctioned political violence.

Prerequisite: HIST 167  and permission of instructor.

Distribution Requirements: none.