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|HST 332 - History of China|
This course is a survey of Chinese history from the Han dynasty (202 BC - 221 AD) to the Ming (1368-1644) and Ch'ing (1644-1912) dynasties. An introduction to the philosophy of Confucius is offered after which the historical survey is undertaken. The Opium War (1839-1842 and 1856-1860) between Britain and China is covered as are the Boxer uprising of 1900, Christian missionaries, the overthrowing of the Manchus in 1912, the rape of Nanking, China during the two world wars, nationalism versus communism, Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang, Mao Zedong, the Long March, the communist revolution and the creation of the Peoples Republic of China, the Cultural Revolution, and the role of Chou En-Lai. Also the 99-year lease of Hong Kong to Britain in 1898; the situation in Tibet; and China's relations with Japan, Britain, Russia, the United States, and Taiwan are discussed. Themes such as China's traditional insularity and Western influences, the evolution of Chinese communism, and the phenomenal growth of the Chinese economy in recent decades will also be treated.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial
Communication, Arts& Languages Department