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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2007

HIS 340M • Modern China

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Course Description

This course surveys the emergence of modern China from the nineteenth century to the present, covering the decline of the Qing dynasty, the Republic (1912-49), and the People's Republic (since 1949). It traces the themes of political decline, chaos, and regeneration; economic growth and development; the family and society; Mao and Maoism; and Chinas ongoing integration into the global system during the reform era.


June Grasso, et al, Modernization And Revolution In China: From the Opium Wars to World Power Jonathan Spence, Treason by the Book Travis Hanes III and Frank Sanello, The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another Edgar Snow, Red Star Over China Daiyun Yue, To the Storm: The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman Fred Bergsten, et al, China The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower


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