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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 295-03 - Special Topic: China’s Revolutions

4 credits (Fall)
1911, 1927, 1949 - these dates represent moments of great transition in China’s political history as empire gave way to republic, and political parties vied for supremacy amidst a nation wracked by war. This course will primarily focus on the history of this turbulent period, providing students with the historical context necessary to connect these singular events with larger patterns of social, economic, and international change. Through documents written by reformers, radicals, and other contemporary observers we will attempt to answer questions such as - What does revolution mean? How can this concept be meaningfully applied to China? How can we see its legacies in China’s state and society today?

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Instructor: Johnson