Modern Chinese History (CHSC6907)


This unit provides an examination of China's political and social history from the end of the Qing Dynasty up until 1978. Focusing on both national and more localised experiences in the search for modernisation, this unit will critically examine imperial collapse, the Republican revolution, the Sino-Japanese Wars, the conflict between Nationalists and Communists that resulted in the establishment of the People's Republic, and finally the Maoist era to the introduction of economic reform in 1978.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1000wd short essay (15%) and 1500wd individual presentation (25%) and class participation (10%) and 2500wd Research paper (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CHSC6901, CHSC6902

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