10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of China's modern history. It does this by examining the major developments that marked China's twentieth century, from the fall of the last emperor, through intellectual ferment of the 1920s, war with Japan, and the coming to power of the Communist Party, to the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. Through a combination of lectures, seminars and film classes, students will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of these events and their influence; they will also be asked to consider the relative significance of other changes that can not be linked to major events, in urban culture, in the status of women, or in mass communication, the media and mobilisation.

Staff Contact: Dr Marjorie Dryburgh
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Film classes
Assessment: Course work

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