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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Orientation and Module 1: Social Structure and Education in Late Imperial China

5 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.3: Social Mobility and the Examination System in Late Imperial China20m
1.4: Cultural Reproduction and Education in Late Imperial and Contemporary China14m
2 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 110m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Education and Social Mobility in Contemporary China

3 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Social Mobility and Wealth Distribution in Late Imperial and Contemporary China

5 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.4: Property Distribution in Contemporary China11m
3.5: Comparative Wealth Distribution: Past/Present and East/West6m
1 reading
Module 3 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 310m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Wealth Distribution and Regime Change in Twentieth Century China

5 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Module 4 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 410m
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Top reviews from Understanding China, 1700-2000: A Data Analytic Approach, Part 1

By AAMay 25th 2017

I loved the course. It gave me a totally different view of pre-revolution China. Even though I am not into\n\nquantitative data, I still learned from the conclusions and interpretations of the data.

By MMOct 19th 2017

Informative, relevant, and unique. The focus on recent discoveries unearthed through original research is refreshing.

Instructor

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James Z. Lee

Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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