The first part of the course will focus on Chinese political history from the First Opium War until 1949. The lessons will then continue with an analysis of the history and institutions of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. Particular attention will also be given to the history of Hong Kong and Tibet.
K. Brown, Contemporary China, 3rd edition, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
Understanding of the internal and international political dynamics that have determined the crisis and changes in contemporary China. The course also aims to provide students with an overview of the political and constitutional institutions of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan.