Course: HIST 491A. Making and Breaking Empires in Early Modern China (3)
Learn how Manchu tribesmen on Asia’s remote northeastern borderlands conquered China and much of Central Asia and created the vast and enduring Qing Empire. Examine how the Manchus and Chinese came to a mutually beneficial accommodation and how China prospered in the 1700s. Explore the rise of the opium trade and learn about the massive internal rebellions that rocked China in the mid-1800s. Study how the Qing government and Chinese people sought to confront the challenges of imperialism and modernity.