2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 4055 The History of Modern China

This course is a chronologically arranged exploration of topics in the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of China since 1800. It emphasizes both the internal dynamics in Chinese society and its complicated interactions with the outside world since the 1840s. The course's central theme is the different attempts to realize the Chinese people's dream of being rich and strong (Fuquiang) in the later imperial era, the republican era, and the socialist era.




6 credits of CHIST or CHUMS at the 3000-level. Fulfills Global Perspectives requirement