Modern China


As contemporary posters created in the “Chinese Dream” campaign vividly show, the connection between the past and the present sits at the center of any attempt to understand China and its role in the world. Modern China surveys modern Chinese history from 1600 to present. Time will be devoted to each of the three major periods into which modern Chinese history is conventionally divided: the Imperial Era (1600-1911), the Republican Era (1911-1949), and the People’s Republic of China (1949-present). It guides students through pivotal events in modern Chinese history, and uncovers the origins 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 vanguard of world revolution to a post-communist party-state whose global power is on the rise.

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Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Yue Du
F: 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM 25W4 C-2