16 July 2020
1 pm (edt)
We will be working on four modules. Please download the files with the materials for the module on which you want to work and read (as much as possible) so you can contribute to the discussion.
Please remember that these are draft materials which are still in the process of peer/editorial review.
- Trevor Getz, “Questioning Decolonization” — This module examines the separation of African and Asian colonies from European empires in the middle of the 20C.
- Steve Harris, “1905” — This module explores five sets of developments during 1905 as a basis of understanding modernity and globalization.
- Xiaolin Duan, “An Object of Seduction: The Early Modern Trans-Pacific Silk Trade” — This module looks into the 16th-18th century Asia-Pacific silk trade, with a particular focus on southeast China, Manila in Philippine, and New Spain (colonial Mexico).
- Andrew Hardy, “Diversity and Imperial Strategies in the Early Chinese Empires”– How did the Han dynasty manage to impose a stable, unified, centrally administered empire over a geographically vast and culturally diverse area?