ASH 3401: Contemporary China
Course Description for Contemporary China
This course is designed to introduce students to major themes in contemporary Chinese history from the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 to the present. The course is designed chronologically and thematically to enhance students' grasp of factual material, and to provide greater insight into social, cultural and intellectual currents. Through a series of readings, images and films students investigate the dramatic cultural, economic, social and intellectual upheavals the People's Republic of China has experienced in recent decades.