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China: Open or Closed?


课程概述 / About This Course


The course focuses on the cross-currents of China’s encounters with the world before and after the Opium War of 1839-1842. It proceeds from the assumption that impacts and influences flow in multiple directions, into, through, and out of China. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and student research projects we will explore these interactions chronologically and thematically, covering such broad topics as religion and philosophy; diplomacy; law; trade; war; gender; revolution; and cultural exchange. This class is more about the impact on China of its encounters with the world than about the impact on the rest of the world of its encounters with China.

教师 / Faculty

衞周安 Joanna Waley-Cohen

衞周安女士是上海纽约大学教务长。她也是纽约大学历史学Julius Silver教授,自1992年起在纽约大学教授与中国历史有关的课程。作为教务长,她全面负责学校的学术事务,包括设定教学战略和重点,招聘师资,指导科研,管理教学团队等。


衞周安教授著作颇丰,包括《中国的战争文化:帝国与清朝军事》(I.B Tauris 2006年出版)、《北京的六分仪:中国历史中的世界潮流》(W.W. Norton 1999年出版)、《清朝中叶的流放:发配新疆,1758-1820》(耶鲁大学出版社1991年出版)等。她目前的学术研究课题包括中国人在19世纪左右的生活方式和中国近现代饮食文化史。

Joanna Waley-Cohen is the Provost for NYU Shanghai and Julius Silver Professor of History at New York University, where she has taught Chinese history since 1992. As Provost, she serves as NYU Shanghai’s chief academic officer, setting the university’s academic strategy and priorities, and overseeing academic appointments, research, and faculty affairs.

Her research interests include early modern Chinese history, China and the West, and Chinese imperial culture, especially in the Qianlong era.

She has received many honors, including archival and postdoctoral fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Goddard and Presidential Fellowships from NYU, and an Olin Fellowship in Military and Strategic History from Yale.

Waley-Cohen's books include The Culture of War in China: Empire and the Military under the Qing Dynasty (I.B. Tauris, 2006), The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History (W.W. Norton, 1999), and Exile in Mid-Qing China: Banishment to Xinjiang, 1758-1820 (Yale University Press, 1991). Her current scholarly projects include a revised history of imperialism in China, a study of daily life in China c.1800, and a history of culinary culture in early modern China.

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