Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 272 - Socialism and Post-Socialism in People’s Republic of China

Credits: 4
An historical examination of the ideology, state policies, and social transformation in China’s socialist construction and market reform from 1949 to the present. We study the Chinese socialist state’s consolidation of control over all aspects of social life in the 1950s; its transformation of commerce, agriculture, and Chinese society through various campaigns; its industrialization and search for an alternative modernization path through the Great Leap Forward of 1958; and China’s marketization and the rise of civil society since the 1980s. Students analyze the PRC’s social control and governance, Maoist legacies, erosion of socialist ideals, and globalization’s impact on Chinese society.

Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.