HIST 4075 From Sun Yat-sen to the Beijing Olympics (Spring: 3 )
The World's Fair was held in Shanghai in May 2010. Sun Yat-sen was declared the first president of the Republic of China almost one hundred years earlier, thereby ending centuries of dynastic history. In the years since, in addition to great leaps forward and long marches, there have been wars civil and international, revolutions cultural and economic, and an Olympics thrown in as well. This survey course of twentieth-century Chinese history encompasses these tumultuous events as well as aspects of the political system, minorities, environment, human rights, and contemporary culture.
Instructor(s): Jeremy Clarke, S.J.
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14