Course: HIST 491B. Revolution and Reform in Modern China (3)
In the early twentieth century, China seemed backward and immobile, unable to deal with foreign empires and their modern technologies. Examine how reformers and revolutionaries sought to transform Chinese culture, society, and government to suit the modern world. Learn about the radical transformation of China under Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party that brought both positive changes and the disastrous policies of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Investigate how reforms in the late 1970s launched China on a path of dramatic economic growth and social transformation and how China has emerged in the twenty-first century as a global superpower.