HIST394 - US AND CHINA 1912-2012

Description: 
History 394 surveys relations between the United States and China from their beginnings in the clipper ship and gunboat days of the nineteenth century to the present, which finds China a major world player in every respect. Among other topics, the first part of the course addresses Chinese and Western world views; the rise of Chinese nationalism after World War I; the Washington Conference of 1921-22; the Pacific War; the Asia policy of the Roosevelt administration, and the rise of Chinese communism. The second part of the course treats Maoism; China’s approaches to the Third World; the Cold War in Asia; path to relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979; the Tiananmen Massacre of 1989 and issues of human rights, followed by the dramatic economic and military rise of China in the last two decades, as well as the current situation. In addition to China and the United States, substantial attention is also paid to Hong Kong and Taiwan. The course has no prerequisites and all are welcome.
Instructors: 
WALDRON, ARTHUR
Day and Time: 
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Room: 
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
  • EALC044401
Registration Notes: 
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US