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Modern China’s Foundations: The Manchus and the Qing

Harvard University via edX

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This course, part of a comprehensive series on China, looks at the Qing state in the early 1600s and the challenges that the Manchus faced as minority rulers. While living in Chinese cities and surrounded by Chinese culture — a culture that was far more sophisticated than their own — the Manchus struggled to hold onto their identity as a conquesting people.

We'll look at the last period of ascendancy for China before the modern era. We’ll cover China in the 18th century, under the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors — a period in which the size of the empire nearly doubles.

The Qing was the last dynasty before the foundation of the modern republics and sets the stage for everything that will come after. Join us to learn about this critical era in Chinese history, an era that sets the stage for a truly modern China.

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Peter K. Bol

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by Diego completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very interesting as the previous segments and also presented with amazing images and paintings in the video lectures. 5/5!

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