The establishment of the People's Republic of China in a global perspective.
The rural reform and its impact.
Changing urban China in the early 1950s.
The impact of industralization strategy on Chinese society.
Intellectuals and the Party-State.
The Great Leap Forward.
The Cultural Revolution: politics, culture and society
The demise of maoism and economic reform. The Tian'anmen protests in 1989.
Political, cultural and social evolution of China in the reform era.