Primary Source, a program that promotes history and humanities in Massachusetts is offering a 10-week online course titled “Changing China: History and Culture Since 1644” from June 13 – August 21, 2012. The complex history of modern China and its unique place on the world stage will be the central focus for this online course, which will explore the period from the Qing Dynasty and the decline of dynastic China to the present day. In addition to the materials presented in Primary Source’s sourcebook China in the World: A History Since 1644, this course will make use of readings, videos, and web-based resources to engage educators in some of the most current scholarship and thinking on China’s development as a nation state. Topics will include the early republic, communist China, economic and political changes, internal migration, arts and literature, and China’s future in an era of globalization.
North Carolina teachers who are interested in taking this course will receive a 20% discount off of the $375 course fee for a total cost of $300. The optional fee for two graduate credits is an additional $200.