This course is designed to introduce students to the major Inner Asian peoples in the modern People's Republic of China, identifying them by language and location, and briefly sketching their modern histories. Students will also be introduced to the nationality policies with which these peoples have been approached by the Chinese government since the inauguration of the PRC, and to the historical and theoretical background to those policies.
Exams: Midterm and final for undergraduates and graduates; graduates will also be required to write a paper.
Texts: Readings to be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15-12:30.