Twentieth-Century China: Post-Cold War Readings of Chinese Lives and Times

History 116D

Fall 2017
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
2 LeConte
Day & Time: 
MWF 9-10
Class Number: 
15001
Units: 
4

This course offers a narrative of Chinese history from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. It tells the story of China’s transformation from a declining dynastic empire on the verge of being carved up by foreign powers, into a prosperous nation-state that now plays a leading role on the world stage. Topics include the fall of the Qing dynasty, the formation of a democratic Republic, the rise of revolutionary parties, the war of resistance against Japan, the building of a Communist state, the Cultural Revolution, reform and opening, and China’s global rise.