In addition to the final term paper and midterm exam, this course requires eight response papers to readings, which are due Monday of the week of class (printed or by email).
|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|1||Introduction: Personal and Collective Experiences in Modern China|
|2||Qing China, 1644-1911|
|3||Decline of the Qing; Rise of Nationalism|
|4||The Republic of China, 1911-1949|
|5||Origins and Development of the Chinese Communist Party|
|6||The People's Republic: From Great Leap Forward to Cultural Revolution|
|8||From the Cultural Revolution to the Reform Period|
|9||Tiananmen and After||Viewing: Tiananmen: The Gate and the Square Web site.
Viewing of film: The Gate of Heavenly Peace in class.
|10||Family Problems in Village Taiwan|
|11||Women's Issues in the PRC in the 1980s|
|12||Communist Cadres in the Reform Period||Final paper due|
|13||Current Issues: Environment, the Development of the West, and Foreigners|