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Weston, Timothy B Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • Political culture, media, newspapers, transnationalism, reporters, knowledge, communication, public


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courses taught

  • HIST 1628 - Introduction to Chinese History since 1644
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Introduces students to modern Chinese history and culture, from the 17th century to the present. Considers the pertinent aspects of modern China, focusing on its social patterns, economic structure, intellectual trends and political developments.
  • HIST 3628 - Seminar in Recent Chinese History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4020 - Topics in Comparative History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores historical themes from a comparative perspective. Encourages students to think more analytically about historical change. Consult current online schedule for specific topics. Often team-taught by more than one faculty. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours (different topics) within the degree. Recommended prerequisite: two 4000-level History courses in differing content areas.
  • HIST 4628 - Modern China: Collapse of Imperial Brilliance, 1644-1949
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the brilliance of the Qing dynasty, its collapse in 1911, and the bloody and chaotic several decades that followed, up to the 1949 Communist Revolution. Focuses on such topics a Qing imperialism in Central Asia, global capitalism and Western imperialism in China, the opium trade, domestic violence, nationalism, concepts of modernity, competing revolutionary movements, and WW II in Asia. Same as HIST 5628.
  • HIST 4638 - Contemporary China: Radicalism and Reform, 1949 to Present
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Examines the dramatic, often tragic, and globally transformative history of China under the Chinese Communist Party. Focuses on such topics as political, social, and cultural revolution, nationalism, Maoism, the Great Leap Forward, Red Guards and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Deng Xiaoping era, relations with Taiwan, the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, and China's rise as a world power. Same as HIST 5638.
  • HIST 5129 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces major topics and themes in Asian history. Analyzes readings relating to topics such as imperialism, cultural agency, gender, race, nationalism, decolonization, and revolution. May be repeated up to 6 total credits hours provided the topics vary.


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