Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present

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Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present

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Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present
The course Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the birth of modern China with a focus on the time between the fall of the Qing and the end of World War II.
Course description
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 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 circumstance.Ultimately, you’ll learn different ways to study and understand history. We explore this period thematically rather than chronologically, providing you with a better understanding of how political context influences the interpretation of history.

Prerequisites & Facts

Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present

Course Topic

History, Social Sciences

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

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Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present

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School: Harvard University
Topic: History, Social Sciences
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