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Willamette University

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History

HIST 282 (TH) Twentieth-Century China: The Search for Modernity (1)

This course provides a broad survey of political history and social change in China from the fall of the imperial order to the “market socialism” of today. Topics include: state and society in late imperial China; the turmoil of civil war and Japanese invasion; the rise of Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party; the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution disasters; the economics reform of Deng, Xiaoping; and the political crisis posed by student pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically; Asia Cluster

  • Offering: Alternate springs
  • Instructor: Staff