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.
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 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.