Course Description

East Asian History

HIEA 3321

China and the Cold War

Fall 2015

The class examines China’s entanglement with the Cold War from 1945 to the early 1990s. The course raises China-centered questions because it is curious in retrospect that China, a quintessential Eastern state, became so deeply involved in the Cold War, which was a confrontation rooted in Western history.  In exploring such questions, this course does not merely treat China as part of the Cold War but also treat the Cold War as a period of the Chinese history.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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