Moderne Chinese geschiedenis

Course description Moderne Chinese geschiedenis
Year: 2010-2011
Catalog number: 5681VMCGY
  • Prof.dr. S.R. Landsberger
Language: Dutch
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5.0
Level: 100
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class


This course is an introductory survey to the history of China from the middle of the 19th century up to the present. The course deals not only with the events of that period, but will also discusses competing concepts of history and will focus on key features of modern Chinese history.

Teaching method


Admission requirements


Course objectives

Familiarize students with basic knowledge of the history of modern China, plus the development of academic writing skills.

Course load

5 EC * 28 hours = 140 hours

Required reading

Keith R. Schoppa, The Columbia guide to modern Chinese history. New York: Columbia University Press (2000).

Highly recommended: Zarrow, Peter, China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949. London, New York: Routledge (2005).

Test method

  • Written Exam (90%)
  • Short essay (10%)
    (compensation possible)

Time table

Please see departmental website for time and location.


Prof.dr. S.R. Landsberger, phone: 071 527 2530


Enroll in time for this course via uSis


For enrollment, visit the website Blackboard. Then click on: courses > Faculteit der Letteren > China, Talen en Culturen van > 2009-2010 > Registreer/enroll.