China History to 1949

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How Chinese view themselves and China’s position in the world today is partly predicated on their long history of achievements and challenges, many of which are not widely known or recognised outside of China.

This video quickly and clearly explains China history key points, achievements and challenges up to 1949. From Confucian thought in 500 BCE to the advanced technologies and global exploration on the 14th-17th centuries. From 18th and 19th century trade wars, gunboat diplomacy and treaty ports to 20th century civil war, invasion and declaration of the People’s Republic of China.

Having this knowledge not only helps you understand the Chinese people’s mindset, but using it in a positive manner with your Chinese counterparts is one of the best ways to build rapport, relationships, trust and cooperation with Chinese.

Duration: 7 minutes 25 seconds
Key Points Covered: 26