Peter C. Perdue

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Professor of History
On leave: 
Spring 2020
+1 (203) 432-6145
115 Prospect St, Room 242, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Chinese History; Qing Dynasty; Qing Conquest of Central Asia; Grain Markets in China; Agricultural Development; Environmental History; Modern Chinese and Japanese Social and Economic History; History of Frontiers; World History
China, Transregional


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.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 873, EAST 573, HIST 873

China and the World in the Twentieth Century

Reading and discussion of significant themes in China and world history in the first decade of the twentieth century. We concentrate on topics that contain international, transnational, and comparative implications, and include discussion of literary and historical material. Most readings are in English, but selected primary sources in Asian languages may be used. Open to all History, East Asian Studies, and East Asian Languages and Literatures students, and others by request. Includes research paper and weekly writing exercises.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM