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Yue Dong
HSTAS 454
Seattle Campus

History of Modern China

Social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual transformations and continuities in China from the end of the imperial period to the present. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 454.

Class description

This course surveys Chinese history from the end of the 19th century to the present. A chronological thread centering around the building of the modern Chinese nation state is enriched by experiences of different people as individuals and groups: farmers, workers, the ethnic minorities, women, men, and children. Major topics of the course include the destruction of the imperial system and the establishment of the Chinese Republic, the social, cultural and intellectual transformations in the early twentieth century, the political struggles of the Nationalist and the Communist Parties, the storming years of the PRC, and the reform in the past two decades.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

Recommended for juniors and seniors.

Class assignments and grading

Class assingments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.

Quizes, participation in discussions, essays, exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yue Dong
Date: 01/29/2007