2017-2018 Catalog

HIST 344 Contemporary China: Reform, Rise, and Crisis

One of the fastest growing economies in the world and most rapidly urbanizing society, China has risen to a central role in the world today. Yet, this rise has been fraught with problems and tensions that threaten its continued development. This course looks at the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic development of contemporary China (from the 1970's to the present), and asks us: how do we know contemporary China? This is a hands-on research course in which students will learn how to find, evaluate, and use sources to understand present-day China from an interdisciplinary perspective.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus