History of China, 1839-1997

9 courses, 66 lectures
8:47:54

History

China – The First Opium War, 1839-42

China – The First Opium War, 1839-42

In this course, Dr Lars Laamann (SOAS) explores the First Opium War, 1839-42. The course begins by considering the history of trade between China and the West from the 1st century BC to the mid-17th century AD. After that, we...

8 lectures

1:05:32

Dr Lars Laamann

SOAS, University of London

History

China – The End of the Qing Dynasty, 1842-1911

China – The End of the Qing Dynasty, 1842-1911

In this course, Dr Lars Laaman (SOAS, University of London) explores the history of China between the end of the First Opium War (1839-42) to the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911. In the first module, we think about the...

8 lectures

1:20:41

Dr Lars Laamann

SOAS, University of London

History

China – The Rise of the Chinese Communist Party, 1921-49

China – The Rise of the Chinese Communist Party, 1921-49

In this course, Professor Michael Dillon (Durham University) explores the rise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between 1921 (when it was founded) to 1949 (when it became the governing party of the newly-established...

9 lectures

0:40:30

Prof. Michael Dillon

Durham University

History

China – Sino-Japanese Relations, c.1840-1945

China – Sino-Japanese Relations, c.1840-1945

In this course, Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (University of Sheffield) explores the relationship between China and Japan between c.1840-1945, with a particular focus on the events that led to the outbreak of war between the two nations...

7 lectures

0:41:03

Dr Marjorie Dryburgh

Sheffield University

History

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45

In this course, Dr Tehyun Ma (University of Sheffield) explores the causes, course and consequences of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). In the first module, we think about why the Japanese occupied Manchuria in 1931....

6 lectures

0:50:55

Dr Tehyun Ma

Sheffield University

History

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War and Maoist China, 1937-76

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War and Maoist China, 1937-76

In this course, Professor Yang-Wen Zheng (University of Manchester) explores the history of China from the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) to the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. In the first module, we think...

7 lectures

1:10:41

Prof. Yangwen Zheng

Manchester University

History

China – The Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

China – The Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

In this course, Professor Michael Dillon (Durham University) explores the Cultural Revolution in China through nine key questions: (1) What was the meaning of the name ‘Cultural Revolution’?; (2) Why did Mao launch the Cultural...

9 lectures

0:55:35

Prof. Michael Dillon

Durham University

History

China – Deng Xiaoping and the Opening of China, 1979-97

China – Deng Xiaoping and the Opening of China, 1979-97

In this course, Professor Frank Ching (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) explores the development of Chinese society, politics and economics during the rule of Deng Xiaoping, sometimes referred to as the ‘Opening...

6 lectures

1:02:51

Prof. Frank Ching

HKUST

History

China – The Making of Modern China

China – The Making of Modern China

In this course, Professor Kerry Brown (King’s College, London) provides a broad introduction to Chinese history from the 2nd millennium BC to the present day, with a focus on how China became the economic and political...

6 lectures

1:00:06

Prof. Kerry Brown

King's College, London