History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 358: Post-1949 China

HIST 358-001: Contemporary (Post-1949) China
(Spring 2017)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW

Blue Ridge 129

Section Information for Spring 2017

In this course we will attempt to put recent and ongoing developments in contemporary China (the People's Republic of China or PRC) into a broader historical context by exploring the historical legacies—the successes and failures—of China's socialist revolution (1949-1976) as well as its era of post-socialist market reforms (1978-present). Themes to be explored include: the revolutionary heritage of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the goals and agendas of China's socialist state; the ideologies and policies that shaped urban and rural development; individual experiences of both revolutionary mass mobilizations and market reforms.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Puts People's Republic of CHINA (PRC) into historical context by assessing legacies of China's socialist revolution (1949-1976) and post-socialist reforms (1978-present). Explores revolutionary heritage of the Chinese Communist Party, goals and agendas of china's socialist state, ideologies and policies shaping urban and rural development, individual agency and responses to revolutionary mass mobilization and market reforms. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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