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Twentieth Century China

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Elisabeth Forster
Academic year

Module overview

Few nations had a more dramatic experience of the twentieth century than China. Over the course of this module you will learn about the tumultuous political events of the era - from the fall of the once mighty Qing empire to China’s descent into chaos during the era of warlord misrule, the Second World War in East Asia, to the rise of the Communist Party under Mao Zedong, to the resurgence of China as a major world power. We will read about key figures such as Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, and we will look at a broad range of texts, including political texts, memoirs of ordinary people and propaganda posters.

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