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MPAS2143 Contemporary Chinese History Readings 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
University Lecturer / CEAS
Preceding studies
MPAS2106 or MEAS1024/1031 should be completed before starting this course.

General description

Intensive course, lectures and discussions.

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.


This course explores the history of China from the revolution to the present by making students read and analyse primary and research sources on the contentious issues in contemporary Chinese history such as the nature of the revolution and the war of resistance against Japan, the 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 in 1989.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Writing assignment based on historical source materials and research articles.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Spring 2015

Study materials

Reader in Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science