From Mandarins to Commissars: China in the 20th Century

Ref: C2228487

From Mandarins to Commissars: China in the 20th Century. China is undergoing dramatic change and has emerged as a major world economy. This course looks at China’s turbulent 20th century history: Overthrow of the Qing Empire, Republicanism, Japanese invasion, Civil War, the Mao years, to “Socialism with Chinese characteristics”.

Course aim

The course looks at China’s turbulent 20th century history following the overthrow of the Qing Empire, the upheaval of the Mao years, and how China has regained its position as a major world power.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Indicate reasons for the collapse of Imperial China.
  • Indicate significant political, social and economic changes in China in the 20th century.
  • Select and analyse the significant environmental challenges in today’s China
  • Assess China’s place in the world today.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

The course is for anyone who is interested in China. Some background knowledge of earlier Chinese history would be an advantage but is not essential. Whilst the course will involve some detailed study, no special study skills are required.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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From Mandarins to Commissars: China in the 20th Century

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Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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