Explore Republican Period China to the birth of modern China with a focus on the time between the fall of the Qing and the end of World War II.
About this course
What does it mean to be modern? What constitutes modern politics, modern institutions, a modern military, and modern infrastructure? In this period of great excitement and experimentation, the country is asking itself: How do you become modern and remain true to the Chinese national identity?
This course on on Creating Modern China from Republican Period China will explore enduring issues around Chinese modernity, with a focus on the creation of the modern Chinese state during the Republican era. You’ll learn about China’s war against Japan, about long-term patterns in U.S.-China relations, and about the role of individual leaders against the backdrop of historical circumstances.
Ultimately, you’ll learn different ways to study and understand history. The course on Creating Modern China from Republican Period China explores this period thematically rather than chronologically, providing you with a better understanding of how political context influences the interpretation of history.
What you will learn?
- What were the foreign models for a Chinese republic?
- How the modern Chinese state was built on the ruins of the previous empire.
- The impact of China’s war against Japan.
- How China’s relationship with the U.S. follows established patterns.
- The role of leaders like Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Mao Zedong.
Syllabus on Creating Modern China from Republican Period China:
Welcome to ChinaX (Part 8)
Part 8: Introduction
Section-35: Foreign Models for the Chinese Republic
Section-36: The Military Persuasion in Modern China
Section-37: Culture and Revolution
Section-38: Engineering China
Section-39: Against the Empire of the Sun: The USA and China
Part 8: Conclusion
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- Harvard University
- Online Course
- 3+ Months
- Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
- Chinese history Culture History