China, Europe, and Modernity
Recent world history scholarship has changed the way that many of us now think about Chinese and European economic history. This will become apparent as you work through the following exercises. Please complete each activity in the order they are presented below.
What is Modernity?
Rethinking the Industrial Revolution
China and Europe 1500-1800
Please address two of the following three questions in 150 to 200 word answers.
- If you teach about China and/or Europe, has working through these short video excerpts, brief narratives, and supporting graphics influenced you to change classroom treatment of the economic histories of China and Europe? If so, how?
- Is “peasant” an accurate adjective to use in describing many rural Ching dynasty families? What evidence from the subtopic activities supports your perspective?
- How has completing this assignment made you a better educated person?
Sources and Further Resources
The content of this assignment is excerpted from the Asia for Educators instructional unit, China and Europe: What is Modern ?