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Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.1: Introduction15m
1.2: Who Gets What and Why?3m
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 130m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2: Education and Social Mobility in Contemporary China

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
2.2: Student Diversity at Peking University 1950-1999 and Suzhou University 1950-200319m
2.3: China’s Silent Revolution’s Ladder of Success14m
1 reading
Module 2 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

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

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2: Population Categories and Wealth Entitlements in China13m
3.3: Land Distribution in Shuangcheng, 1870-19066m
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 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
4.2: Wealth Distribution in Pre-Revolutionary China15m
4.3: Political Processes and Institutions of Regime Change in Shuangcheng, 1946-194812m
4.4: Revolutionary Victims in Shuangcheng and Elsewhere9m
4.5: Course Conclusion4m
1 reading
Module 4 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 430m

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