Meeting 1: “Ways of Conceptualizing Trans-cultural and Global History”
    1. Some students write short papers about the readings.
    2. Students from the other locations respond
    3. Authors of papers respond to their critics
Meeting 2: “Imperialism and Empire”
    1. Students engage in small chat-room discussions
    2. Students are expected to add additional perspectives/literature to the assigned readings
    1. Michael Hardt/Antonio Negri, “Introduction,” Empire
    2. Charles Maier, “Introduction,” Among Empires
    3. Wang Hui, “The Historical Conditions of the 1989 Social Movement and the Antihistorical Explanation of ‘Neoliberalism’”, in China’s New Order
    4. Joseph Esherick et al, “Introduction,” Empire to Nation
Meeting 3: Globalization and Regionalization
    1. Instructors assign questions and students discuss them in small chat-room groups
    1. Dipesh Chakrabarty, “Introduction” and Chapter 1 of Provincializing Europe
    2. Wang Hui, “Alternative Globalizations and the Question of the Modern”, in China’s New Order
    3. Tu Wei-ming, “Confucian East Asia and Modernity” in Identity, Culture and Globalization
    4. Arif Dirlik, “Modernity as History: Post-Revolutionary China, Globalization and the Question of Modernity”, in Social History
    5. Peter Berger, “Introduction” in Many Globalizations