dynastic cycle - What is China? Manchus Uighurs Tibetans...

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CHINA PROPER Manchus Mongols Uighurs Tibetans (Han Chinese) Historical China: “China Proper” Han: 90.5% Land populated: 36% What is China?
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Present-day China: People’s Republic of China 23 provinces (sheng) 5 autonomous regions (zizhiqu) 4 municipalities (shi) What is China?
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Taiwan / Republic of China (1998 edition) What is China?
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What is China?
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Sinic civilization: Confucian values Mahayana Buddhism Chinese characters Rice agriculture “Greater China”: China Taiwan Hong Kong Macao Chinese diasporas What is China?
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Periodization of modern Chinese history: The Qing Dynasty: 1644-1912 Republic of China: 1912-1949 People’s Republic of China: 1949- Alternatively: Premodern period: before 1800 Modern period: 1800-1949 (late Qing and the Republic) Contemporary period: 1949 – (People’s Republic) Modern Chinese History
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Key concepts: History: chronology vs. narrative Modern Chinese history Master narratives
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