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HSTY2640: Twentieth-Century China

In the 1920s, China was likened to a sleeping lion - one whose roar would shake the world when it awoke. This prediction has already proved true more than once. Why was China ever said to be asleep How did a whole nation awaken, to what, and with what results This unit of study traces the forces of nationalism and revolution through China's tumultuous twentieth century. We focus upon making sense, in Chinese terms, of events that outsiders have found baffling.

Code HSTY2640
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points each in either History or Asian Studies
HSTY3071 or HSTY3072

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the relationship between ideological, economic, cultural, and social dimensions of twentieth century Chinese history
  • LO2. Demonstrate an ability to identify and select relevant and intellectually sound resources for historical research.
  • LO3. Develop cultural competence skills to reinforce the ability to understand and communicate with people across different societies and cultures.

Unit outlines

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