Peter C. Perdue
ANTH 541, F&ES 836, HIST 965, PLSC 779
Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development
An interdisciplinary examination of agrarian societies, contemporary and historical, Western and non-Western. Major analytical perspectives from anthropology, economics, history, political science, and environmental studies are used to develop a meaning-centered and historically grounded account of the transformations of rural society.
By arrangement with faculty and with approval of the DGS.
Readings in Qing Documents
This course is an introduction to the use of documents from the Qing dynasty. We examine selected archival and published materials, and discuss how to develop research projects from primary source materials.