Contemporary China: 1949 to Present

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the political, social, economic and cultural developments in China since 1949. It introduces key events, personages, and documents and provides students with an 'inside perspective', cultivating a detailed understanding, based on original sources, of the evolution of contemporary China. The topics covered include the revolution of 1949 and its interpretations, the construction of socialist 'New China', the Great Leap Forward (1958-60), the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), as well as the political, economic, and cultural trajectory of China in the reform era (1978 to present).

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