HIST 3534 Revolutionary China

3 hours; 3 credits

Origins, development, and present state of the Chinese revolution. Social and ideological patterns in the breakdown of the Confucian order. The Revolution of 1911. Urban nationalism and the warlords. Rise of the Guomindang and the Communist Party. The Japanese invasion, Maoist ideology, and the Communist conquest. The People's Republic since 1949. Political, social, economic and ecological crises in the struggle to modernize. China's global impact.


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