China has experienced extreme change politically, culturally and economically in a short amount of time. This paper examines the role of the West in the development of China as we know it today. It is broken into four sections: The Rise of Communism, China As a Planning Economy, Re-linking the Global Economy, and Modern China. Each period will be evaluated based upon the role that Western governments and companies have played in transforming China.
McCorry, Liam, "Economic, Cultural, and Political Influences of the West in China (1940-Present)" (2017). HON499 projects. 30.