Singapore University of Social Sciences

Chinese History and Culture in the 20th Century (20世纪中国历史与文化)

Chinese History and Culture in the 20th Century (20世纪中国历史与文化) (CHS102)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

CHS102 Chinese History and Culture in the Twentieth Century provides a brief survey of the transformation and reformation of Chinese history and examines the major cultural changes since 1900. It attempts to trace the development of Chinese society, politics, ideology and culture, from the late Qing dynasty to the 1911 revolution, from the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the Chinese economic reform of 1978 until the end of twentieth century. Students gain a deeper understanding of key issues facing modern China and China’s attempts to address them.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Overview: China in History" to "China in the World"
  • 1911 Revolution and the founding of Republic of China
  • Political development during the ROC period (1911–1949)
  • The founding of Chinese Communist Party and its development
  • The founding of the People’s Republic of China and its political development till 1978
  • China and the world: Chinese social economic reforms and its impact
  • China and the world: the evolution of China's foreign relations and its impact
  • The May Fourth New Culture Movement and the development trend of modern Chinese Ideology
  • Pre-1949 Urban-rural evolution and living conditions in China
  • Women and Social Changes in China in the 20th Century
  • China's education development in the 20th century
  • China’s rise as a global power
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Learning Outcome

  • Describe the developmental process of "China in History" to "China in the World" in the 20th century.
  • Discuss the development and characteristics of Chinese society, politics, ideology and culture in the 20th century.
  • Develop a nuance understanding of China’s domestics affairs and the development of the people's livelihood in the 20th century.
  • Show how the concepts and theories taught apply to the understanding of modern China.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the development of China's domestic affairs and the evolution of the people's livelihood in the 20th century.
  • Identify the evolution of China's foreign relations in the 20th century and their impact.
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