HIST 4638 - Contemporary China: Radicalism and Reform, 1949 to Present Course uri icon



  • Examines the dramatic, often tragic, and globally transformative history of China under the Chinese Communist Party. Focuses on such topics as political, social, and cultural revolution, nationalism, Maoism, the Great Leap Forward, Red Guards and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Deng Xiaoping era, relations with Taiwan, the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, and China's rise as a world power. Same as HIST 5638.


  • Wei, William  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2023
  • Weston, Timothy B  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2022