China Risen: How it Changes and Changes Us
from Monday, July 6th to Saturday, July 11th, 2009
A six-day overview of the rapidly-changing Chinese reality through the lens of everyday life (rural population, the middle class and ethnic minorities) and from a more political angle two decades after the Tiananmen Square protests. There is also a French version of this course.
This course is intended for members of the public interested in international affairs and the cultures and peoples of the world, members of NGOs, public office holders, diplomats, journalists and business managers. The course is being offered by the anthropology department of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and can be taken for credit (3 credits, ANT3866) by undergraduate students who have already completed at least 45 credits. Graduate students may also enroll provided they obtain their academic director’s approval.
Among topics covered:
China in 2009
20 years after Tiananmen, is unrest brewing again?
The enduring power of the Communist Party
China and the economic crisis
Doing field research in China
Two sides of the coin: businesses and workers in China
The Tibetan dilemma
Daily life and local affairs in China
China and energy
Games and tourism in China: traditions and change
Co-directing the course:
Among the guest-speakers: