2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 355 - Modern Chinese Warfare

Credits: 4
An historical examination of modern Chinese warfare from the 1890s to the 1980s. With the two Sino-Japanese Wars (1894 and 1937-1945), the Chinese Civil War (1947-1949), and China’s involvement in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as case studies, we consider Chinese military strategy from multiple perspectives. Students investigate ancient Chinese military strategy and its modern application, the modernization and politicization of the Chinese army in the 20th century, the relationship between the army and the political parties, guerrilla warfare, logistics, and the impact of war on Chinese society and domestic politics.

Prerequisite: HIST 113  or HIST 167 , or permission of the instructor.

Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.