Units of Study

CHNS3640 - Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr D. Herforth


How did the early Chinese come to develop one of the world's great historiographical traditions? In their narratives of both exemplary and counter-exemplary behavior, what sort of personal qualities were thought to influence the course of history? How was social change perceived? Was there an understanding of "impersonal" forces of history, such as economics? These and other questions will be explored as we read in the rich sources left by premodern China's own historians.


classwork (20%), 1x1hr test (30%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), additional written assignments and tests (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%)


Consult Department


3x1-hr tutorials/week


CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314



Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

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