HS 355 Modern China 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

This course covers the cultural history of China from the Opium War to the twenty-first century.  Emphasis on change from empire to nation, from Republic to People’s Republic, and from Maoism to present-day totalitarian neoliberal capitalism. In addition, it addresses historical questions of race, class, gender, sexuality, the environment, and social justice in modern China.