Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 349 - Modern China: Reform and Revolution in the Modern Age (3 credits)


A survey of Modern China from the rise of the Qing Dynasty in 1644 to the economic boom of the post-Deng 1990’s. Students examine China’s experience of Western incursions since the 1830’s, through the course gives primacy to the impact of domestic-born institutional and cultural innovations that presaged the arrival of the Western Powers. An investigation of China’s inner-history of reform and revolution enables students to appreciate the way in which Modern China was as much the product of domestic processes as it was the result of changes wrought by the West.