Taiwan: Past, Present and Future

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCHC1037 HIST (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCHC1037 examines the origins and development of major issues of contemporary Taiwan, including its political system, its relations with mainland China, the power struggle between the KMT and the DPP, the rise and fall of its economy since the 1980s, social structures and social changes, the emergence of a new Taiwanese culture and the impact of de-sinicization, etc. Special emphasis will be put on figures, events and factors that have created and shaped the above issues. Moreover, students will be taught to made use of important sources and findings of scholarly works about history of Taiwan in related researches. It is hope that students, after taking this course, will not only be able to critically study the internal changes of Taiwan and its changing relations with China from historical perspectives, but also to achieve a general understanding of the methods of historical inquiry.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.