HIS 262 Modern China from 1911 to the Present
A survey of modern China, in three thematic parts. The first section will examine the end of the Ch'ing Dynasty and the emergence of Nationalism through the end of the Second World War. Part two, the rise of Chinese Communism and the fate of Chairman Mao tse-tung will be explored in depth, through the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The third phase delves into contemporary China through the Tiananmen Square Uprising to the present. Extended analysis of primary source documents, web-based materials, and film through the complex and often contradictory perspectives of age, gender, ethnicity, and class will be a major focus. Strong geographic component. This course is offered some spring semesters.