HIST 1591 A Global Approach to Modern Chinese History
This course surveys modern Chinese history from a global perspective starting from the 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century. It is a lecture and discussion course that aims to help the students develop a better understanding of the major events that have, for better or worse, shaped China and made it what it is today. The key themes of the course include: Chinese response to the demands of Western powers, foreign images of China, the Opium Wars, the rise of a new order, the fragmentation and reform of the Qing Empire, the rise and fall of the nationalist government, the rise of communism and the People's Republic, the challenge of Deng's reforms and China's impact on the world.
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Summer 2022: Ithaca campus
|Section ID:||HIST 1591 001-LEC|
|Class dates:||June 21-July 29, 2022|
Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.
Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.
|Final exam/project due:||Monday August 01, 1:30 PM - 4 PM / McGraw Hall 215 (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / McGraw Hall 215|
|Mode of instruction:||In person|
|Instructor:||Sheng, J. (js624)|
Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
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