HIST 078. China, Capitalism, and Their Critics

This course examines the creation of discourse centered on the relationship between China, a nation with distinct cultural characteristics, and capitalism, conceived of as an economic system specific to European social formation. We begin with Hegel and Marx, trace their legacies through the writings of influential 20th century social theorists like Max Weber and Karl Wittfogel, and outline their impact on the writing of Chinese history.
Prerequisite: A history course or permission of the instructor.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Fall 2018. Chen.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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