Modern China: 1644 to the Present





Surveys China from its last empire through its reemergence as a power in modern times. Examines how China's contemporary transformation has lifted hundreds of millions from poverty, refashioned social relations, and altered international politics. Students debate the causes and consequences of these major events and speculate on China's future in the light of its past.

Stone lion at the Forbidden City looks over portrait of Chairman Mao, Max Braun with a CC 2.0 license