HIST-35100 Modern China

This course examines how the Qing Empire failed to respond to external forces of Western modernization in the 19th century leading to the collapse of the imperial state, the formation of the republic, its demise, the rise and defeat of Chiang Kai-shek and the new China of Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the radical political solution of his successors that created the China of today.