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A Brief History of China


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Self Paced 4 Hours Digital Badge $199


Course Overview

If you are going to successfully do business in China today, we believe you must begin with an understanding of China’s complex historical journey and develop an appreciation for the ways in which this deep and rich history has shaped the current Reform-Era. Dive into a “brief” history of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and find the links between significant historical moments and trends in modern Chinese society and culture.

What topics will be covered

  • Gain perspective on assumptions brought to business engagements with China.
  • Assess the impact of cultural differences on global business.
  • Recognize Chinese historical moments that shape the values, norms and beliefs (culture) of China today.
  • Provide examples of how Chinese history and culture are relevant to business operations in China today.








Professor Doug Guthrie

Doug Guthrie is an expert in international business and trade, technology and society, entrepreneurship and technology transfer, and organizational development.

Guthrie uses his past experience in his teaching at ASU since he was a senior director at Apple in Shanghai, China, where he led Apple University efforts on


Questions & Other Information 

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To earn the digital badge you must finish this self-paced online course with a finale score of 70% or greater. It provides approximately 4 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this course. This course is worth .4  continuing education credits.