Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MPAS2143 Contemporary Chinese History Readings 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Asian Studies
MDP in Asian Studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of this course, students will have gained in-depth understanding on the central contentious issues in contemporary Chinese history and historiography and how they relate to present-day politics in China.

General description

This course explores the history of China from the revolution 1949 by making students read and analyse primary and secondary sources on the contentious issues in contemporary Chinese history such as the nature of the revolution and the war of resistance against Japan, Korean War, Sino-Soviet relations, the Maoist Society, the Great Leap Forward and the Great Famine, the Cultural Revolution, the beginning of the economic reforms and the road to the Tian’anmen Incident 1989.


Please see the latest information on the CEAS Study Leaflet regarding starting dates:

Teacher responsible

Lauri Paltemaa


5-Feb-2016 –
Lectures 24 h
Spring 2016
Fri 5-Feb-2016 - 29-Apr-2016 weekly at 12.15-13.45, CEAS lecture hall

Evaluation criteria

Lectures and discussions 24 h. Presentations and writing assignment based on historical source materials and research articles.

Study materials

Reader in Moodle

Further information

Recommended prerequisite: MPAS2106 or MEAS1024/1031 should be completed before starting this course.