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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part IB

2020-21 theme: Language and Nation in China and Beyond

The history of globalisation in China from the Taiping Rebellion in the mid nineteenth century until today. For the century after 1850, it will examine the rise of the large vibrant port cities that resulted from the rapid expansion of foreign trade and became centres of social, political, and cultural change. It will also analyse Chinese migration, the emergence of Chinese forms of modernity, the rise of resistance movements to Western financial imperialism, and the effects of revolution and warfare. China’s current phase of globalisation will be placed against the background of this earlier phase of globalisation.