Weekly schedule

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. (Aug. 24 - Aug. 30)
  • Module 1: Conquest and Consolidation 
    • Week 2: Conquest and consolidation (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6)
    • Week 3: Conquest and consolidation (Sept. 7- Sept. 13)
  • Module 2: Fragmentation and Reform
    • Week 4: Fragmentation and reform (Sept. 14- Sept. 20)
    • Week 5: Focus on the "Chinese Exclusion Act" (Sept. 21 - Sept. 27)

Future weeks (subject to change - feel free to make suggestions!)

  • Module 3: Envisioning State and Society
    • Week 6: chapters 12, 13: the new Republic, May Fourth movement, origins of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)   (Sept. 28 - Oct. 4)
    • Week 7: chapters 14, 15: trying to restore order: nationalists (vs. warlords and communists) (Oct. 5 - Oct. 11)
    • Week 8: chapter 16 [+ buffer zone]: the survival of the CCP, Long March, Yan'an (Oct. 12 - Oct. 18)
  • Module 4: War and Revolution:
    • Week 9: chapter 17, 18:  WWII and the Civil War (Nationalist- Communist)(Oct. 19 - Oct. 25)
    • Week 10: chapters 19, 20: Founding of the People's Republic up to late 1950s (Oct. 26- Nov. 1)
    • Week 11: chapters 21, 22: The Great Famine, and the Cultural Revolution (or the Ten Year (Nov. 2 - Nov. 8)
  • Module 5: Re-entering the world: 
    • Week 12: chapters 23, 24: thaw in relations with the US, and the four (or five) modernizations  (Nov. 9 - Nov. 15)
    • Week 13: chapters 25, 26: the 1980s  (Nov. 16 - Nov. 22)
    • Thanksgiving break week: Nov. 23- Nov. 29)
    • Week 14: chapters 27, 28: up to the present (if you like) (Nov. 30 - Dec. 6)