The Economic Development
I. The Chinese Economy: Size and
The 2nd largest economy
Purchasing-power-parity (PPP) measurement.
In per capita terms.
Declining agriculture, steadily-grow
China under Mao (1949-76)
I. The Founding of the Peoples
Republic of China (Oct.1, 1949)
The 1st strong government and real
unity/independence since the Opium War.
The territorial scope the 19th century
Manchu empire and what was claimed by
Taiwan and Hong Kong
I. Taiwan before 1895
Began to be settled by the Chinese (late 16th century).
Under the control of Dutch East India Company
Under the control of fleeing military leaders of
Chinese Ming Dynasty (1662-8
I. Reforms in Post-Mao China
Deng Xiaoping initiated reforms in 1978.
Four modernizations: agriculture, industry, science and
technology, and national defense.
Incremental approach of reform.
Post-Deng leaders: Jia
Lecture 1 - September 17, 2012 : The Bering Strait Migration
The Bering Strait Migration: Perspectives on the Indigenous Occupation of the American's
15,000 "Before Present"
Dr. Susan Roy
Bering Strait Migration Theory
Between Siberia and Alaska, there wa
Lecture 4 - October 15, 2012: The American Civil War
The American Civil War - The Bombardment of Fort Sumter: The Birth of the Modern United States
April 12, 1861
Professor Andrew Hunt
American Civil War
Fort Sumter (in Charleston Harbour)
Lecture 3 - October 1, 2012 : Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus and the Americans
October 12, 1492
Professor Julia Roberts
Why and How?
European's looked east
o Craved Asian goods like spices, silks, dyes, perfumes, jewels, precious metals (gold,
Lecture 2 - September 24, 2012 : Early Modern Europe
Early Modern Europe: Gutenberg, Luther and the Communication Revolution
Circa 1440 & October 31, 1517
Professor Greta Kroeker
Introduction to Early Modern Europe
Witch hunts, 30 years war, and religion
Lecture 5 - October 22, 2012 : The Scramble for Africa
The Scramble for Africa
November 15, 1884 - February 26, 1885
Professor Daniel Gorman
Thesis: Scramble for Africa signified shift to formal imperialism
Tools of empire
The Political System of China
I. Major characteristics of Chinese
CCPs monopoly of political power
through a party-state structure of political
No tradition of rule of law.
Factionalism, clientelism and personal