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Courses

HIST 1591 A Global Approach to Modern Chinese History

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course surveys modern Chinese history from a global perspective starting from the 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century. It is a lecture and discussion course that aims to help the students develop a better understanding of the major events that have, for better or worse, shaped China and made it what it is today. The key themes of the course include: Chinese response to the demands of Western powers, foreign images of China, the Opium Wars, the rise of a new order, the fragmentation and reform of the Qing Empire, the rise and fall of the nationalist government, the rise of communism and the People's Republic, the challenge of Deng's reforms and China's impact on the world.

Classes

HIST 1591 001-LEC On-campus 6-week session

Number:1231
Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM White Hall B14
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Sheng, J. (js624)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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