Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

HIST 308 Emotions in Chinese History

This course offers an exploration of the role emotions plays in people’s personal and social life in Chinese history. It challenges the conventional idea that emotions such as love, desire, hate, and fear are universal and timeless, and thus do not have a history. By examining a variety of emotions and their articulation in the Chinese past and present, we will read emotions as sociocultural and historical constructs.




Generally offered Fall and/or Spring - Check with department/school for next offering

Special Notes

HIST 308 cannot be retaken for credit if HIST 395 "Emotions in Chinese History" title was taken in Spring 2018 or Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2021.

Mutually Exclusive Course

Credit allowed for only one of these courses: HIST 308 and HIST 395