China in Transformation 1900-49

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

China in Transformation 1900-45, awarded by Griffith University, explores China’s dramatically changing socio-political landscape from 1900 to 1949. Delivered entirely online by Open Universities Australia, the unit also includes some study of Chinese history predating 1900.

The program covers key themes that characterise this era of Chinese history, including rapid change and transformation. It will also look at some of the major problems that Chinese governments faced in the first half of the 20th century, and the ways in which China both succeeded and failed in tackling its problems.

The unit provides students with an understanding of the scale of political change in China from 1900 to 1949. It also provides the opportunity to practice writing coherent essays on key issues affecting China in the first half of the twentieth century.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this China in Transformation 1900-49 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The Taiping uprising and development of China in the 19th century
  • The Boxer uprising
  • Sun Yat-sen and the Tongmenghui: The Revolution of 1911
  • Rise of warlordism: May 4th Movement
  • Nationalist Movement and the Northern Expedition
  • The Nanjing decade (1927-37)
  • Rise of the Chinese Communist Party
  • War of resistance against Japan (1937-45)
  • Civil War of 1946-49
  • China’s foreign relations 1911-49
  • Social change in China: family, women and religion
  • Education and the student movement

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit offers a solid introduction to Chinese history in the first half of the 20th century. Students will gain an insight into some of the events critical in the formation of modern China, from the Nanjing decade to the rise of the Chinese Communist Party. This unit is well suited to students interested in modern China and its revolutionary past. Although the unit primarily focuses on 1900-49, students can also expect to gain a background knowledge of important events in Chinese history relevant to and leading up to this period. Through the prism of the past, students will also gain an appreciation of how the themes of change and modernisation have helped to shape modern China. This unit would be particularly useful for students interested in pursuing a career where a knowledge of Chinese history and culture is beneficial. It would also suit students considering an academic career in history, or exploring careers where the analytical and research skills associated with the study of history are welcomed.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in China in Transformation 1900-1949 from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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