Welcome to Global Studies 381/History 381: Modern China, a three-credit, senior-level course that covers the history of China from the collapse of the Qing dynasty to the era of Deng Xiaoping. The final unit surveys minorities, the Tibet question, and the Chinese diaspora. The course is centred around Jonathan D. Spence’s textbook, The Search for Modern China. In the six units of the course, we consider major events such as the Hundred Day Reforms (1898), the Boxer Uprising (1900), the 1911 Revolution, the warlord era, the Sino-Japanese War, the founding of the People’s Republic, and the creation of another China on the island of Taiwan. As you work through the course, you will gain a basic understanding of modern developments in China in the context of its own historical past and from a Canadian and global perspective.