Modern China (Revision 1)
Area of Study: Humanities
Precluded Course: GLST 381, GLST 377 and HIST 377. (HIST 381 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under 2 different disciplines—GLST 381. HIST 381 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for GLST 381, GLST 377 or HIST 377).
HIST 381 has a Challenge for Credit option.
The study of modern China is important because of China’s great size, population, and global impact in world trade and politics. Moreover, recent Chinese history is of direct relevance to the story of Canadian immigration and to the Chinese.
- Unit 1: Late Imperial China and the Collapse of the Qing Dynasty
- Unit 2: Nationalist Revolution, Warlordism, Cultural Renaissance, 1905–28
- Unit 3: The Nationalists (Guomindang) and Communists (CCP): United Fronts and Civil War, 1921–49
- Unit 4: China under Mao: Mass Campaigns and Cultural Revolution, 1949–76
- Unit 5: China under Deng Xiaoping: Open Door and Economic Reform, 1976–97
- Unit 6: Minorities and the Other Chinas
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Spence, Jonathan D. The Search for Modern China. 3rd. ed. New York: Norton, 2012.
The course materials include a supplementary materials list and a 3-disk set-China: A Century of Revolution. All other materials are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, November 18, 2009.
Updated August 26 2016 by Student & Academic Services