HIST 1920 Modern China

HIST 1920 Modern China (also ASIAN 1192, CAPS 1920) (GB) (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS) (HAN) 

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:40-9:55 plus discussion

Professor Mara Yue Du

This course surveys modern Chinese history from 1644 to 1949. Time will be devoted to each of the three major periods: China’s last empire, the Great Qing (1644-1911); the early Republic (1912-1927); and the Nationalist period (1928-1949). It guides students through pivotal events in modern Chinese history, and uncovers the origins and trajectory of China’s painful transition from a powerful early modern empire to a country torn by civil unrest and imperialist invasion, and then from a newly-recognized “Great Power” in the post-World War II international order to a vanguard of the global communist revolution.

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Modern high-rise housing in w:Shenyang city, w:Liaoning province, w:China. Photographed by David Vasquez, mid-September, 2004.  Wiki Commons