Explores the history of revolutionary nation-building efforts in 20th century China, examining social, cultural, economic and political developments during the 'Republican' and 'Maoist' periods. Focuses on key terms and concepts used by agents and analysts of revolutionary change. Draws on interdisciplinary scholarly studies, government documents, media reports, auto-biographical accounts, and popular fiction to assess the consequences of major events on people's lives, livelihoods, worldviews, and personal relationships. This course is offered as both AAS 351 and HIS 351.


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