Changing China: History & Culture Since 1644

8-Week Online Courses


Wednesday January 25 – Tuesday March 28, 2023




45 PDPs (Optional- 2 graduate credit, $320 registration fee)


Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 2 graduate credita)
Non-partnership educators: $600 (plus fee for 2 graduate credits)

Especially for grades 6-12

What has driven the dramatic transformation of China over the past 350 years? What should students know about this economic and cultural powerhouse? The complex history of modern China and its unique place on the world stage will be the central focus for this 4-week asynchronous online course, which will explore the period from the Qing Dynasty and the decline of dynastic China to the present day. Topics will include the early republic, communist China, economic and political changes, internal migration, arts and literature, and China’s future in an era of globalization. In addition to the materials presented in our sourcebook China Since 1644: A History Through Primary Sources, this course will make use of readings, videos, and web-based resources to engage educators in some of the most current scholarship and thinking on China’s development as a nation state.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


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