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CHINA 1911-1949

Main Question: What caused the 1949 Chinese Revolution?

Supporting Questions

  • Why was Sun Yat-Sen such an important figure in Chinese history?

  • What were the causes and effects of the 1911 Revolution?

  • What were the effects of World War I on China?

  • What were the causes and effects of the Chinese Civil War?

  • What role did ideology play in early 20th century China?

  • To what extent was the Chinese Civil War an internal struggle and to what extent was it tied up with larger global and regional trends?

Key Vocabulary

Sun Yat-Sen

Nationalist Party

Revolution of 1911

Three Principles of the People

WWI and China

Treaty of Versailles and China

Warlord Period

Mao Zedong

Chinese Communist Party

Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek)

May Fourth New Culture Movement

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IMPERIAL CHINA COLLAPSES

ARTIFACT 1

Source: World History Patterns of Interaction, pages 882-886

Sun Yat-Sen

ARTIFACT 2

Source: NPR

WHY IS CHINA COMMUNIST?

ARTIFACT 3

Length: 8:59

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

ARTIFACT 4

MAO ZEDONG "THE EARLY YEARS"

Source: Asia Society

PODCAST: CHINESE REVOLUTION OF 1911
Source: Historical Association

Main Question: What caused the 1949 Chinese Revolution?

Supporting Questions

  • Why was Sun Yat-Sen such an important figure in Chinese history?

  • What were the effects of World War I on China?

  • What were the causes and effects of the Chinese Civil War?

  • What role did ideology play in early 20th century China?

  • To what extent was the Chinese Civil War an internal struggle and to what extent was it tied up with larger global and regional trends?

Key Vocabulary

Sun Yat-Sen

Nationalist Party

Revolution of 1911

Three Principles of the People

WWI and China

Treaty of Versailles and China

Warlord Period

May Fourth New Culture Movement

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