Invasions, Rebellions, and the Fall of Imperial China

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In the 18th century, the Qing Dynasty is at its height; it is the wealthiest, most powerful,most civilized state on earth. And yet the 19th century brought enormous challenges for the Qing and for the place we call China. By the 20th century, a 2,000-year imperial tradition is gone. What happened?

In this overview of modern Chinese history, you’ll learn about the Qing was forced to engage with the West, the impact of imperialism and dynastic decline, and, ultimately, the causes of the Qing dynasty’s fall. This course will cover the effects of opium, how the Qing responded to that epidemic, and how the opium war brought fundamental changes to the country. You’ll also learn about the introduction of Christianity in this period, and about the ideology of Chinese salvation.

This is a time when intellectuals were wrestling with new western ideas and new western technologies. This course will help you to understand how China engaged with the West, and how this confrontation still resonates today.

Программа
Invasions, Rebellions, and the Fall of Imperial China
An overview of modern Chinese history, including the fall of the Qing and the end of imperial China.
Что Вы изучите?
  • An overview of modern Chinese history.
  • About the Qing’s forced re-encounter and engagement with the West.
  • The impact of imperialism and dynastic decline.
  • What ultimately caused the fall of the Qing dynasty.
  • How intellectuals wrestled with the confrontation of western ideas and technology.
  • The historiography of periodization and how one can define the modern period.
Лекторы
Peter K. Bol
Peter K. Bol
Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Harvard University
Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the founding director of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. He holds degrees from the University of Leiden and Princeton University. He began teaching at Harvard in 1985 and was named a Harvard College Professor for excellence in teaching. Bol and William Kirby have been teaching the history of China together since 1992.
William C. Kirby
William C. Kirby
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies Harvard University
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. He serves as chairman of the Harvard China Fund and served as director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies from 2006 to 2013.
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