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China Since 1800

An Image of a propaganda poster of Chairman Mao Zedong

The aim of this course is to build historical knowledge as a basis for understanding the domestic and international impacts of rapid change in contemporary China. It introduces interpretive frameworks for discussion of topics including the competence of the Qing government, revolutionary movements, war against Japan, Mao Zedong’s leadership, and economic expansion. Format: Lectures and occasional group discussions. Assignments: Short essays, quizzes, one in-class test, participation in discussions, and a final exam.


Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.