Chinese History

Today’s China has been shaped by thousands of  years of history.

We’ll see how China’s humiliating defeats by Western nations in the 19th century helped the Communists come to power in the 20th century, and how those events influence the way Chinese view the world.

We’ll also look at policies and political campaigns that Chinese have lived through since the People’s Republic of China was formed in 1949, and how those movements have affected their lives.