Weekly Schedule (Spring 21)

List of pages with the weekly schedule, including course materials, assignments, due dates etc. NOTE: also available as a drop-down menu from the menu bar.

  • Week 1: Orientation, and setting up digital tools; basics of Chinese history. (Feb. 8 – 14)
  • Module 1: Conquest and Consolidation 
    • Week 2: Manchu conquest, Kangxi’s consolidation, Yongzheng’s authority- (Feb. 15 – 21)
    • Week 3: Chinese society and the reign of Qianlong; China and the 18th century world (Feb. 22 – 28)
    • Show and Tell project 1 due March 5
  • Module 2: Fragmentation and Reform
    • Week 4: The first clash with the West; the crisis within (Mar. 1 – 7)
    • Week 5: Restoration through reform; New tensions in the late Qing/ Focus on the “Chinese Exclusion Act” (Mar. 8 – 14)
    • Week 6: the end of the dynasty (Mar. 15 – 21) [see also first section of the next module]
    • Show and Tell project 2 due March 26
  • Module 3: Envisioning State and Society
    • Week 6: the new Republic (Mar. 15 – 21) [see also last section of previous module]
    • Week 7: May 4 movement, CCP and [Nationalist]GMD fragile alliance (Mar. 22 – 28)
    • Week 8: GMD in power; Communist survival (Mar. 28 – Apr. 4)
    • Show and Tell project 3 due April 9
  • Module 4: War and Revolution:
    • Week 9: WWII and the Civil War (GMD- CCP) (Apr. 5 – Apr. 11)
    • Week 10: Founding of the People’s Republic; planning the new society (Apr. 12 – Apr. 18)
    • Week 11: Deepening the revolution; the Cultural Revolution (Apr. 19 – Apr. 25)
    • Show and Tell project due April 30
  • Module 5: Re-entering the world: 
    • Week 12: thaw in relations with the US, and the four (or five) modernizations  (Apr. 26 – May 2)
    • Week 13: China opening up? Levels of power; testing the limits  (May 3 – May 9)
    • Week 14: century’s end; breakthrough? Up to the present (if you like) (May 10 – May 14)
    • Show and Tell project due May 19