HIST 1920 Modern China (also ASIAN 1192, CAPS 1920) (GB) (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS) (HAN)
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:40-10:55 plus optional 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.