Units of Study

CHNS3640 - Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Esther Klein
Phone: +61 2 9114 1305
Email: esther.klein@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

3x1-hr tutorials/week

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese
(12 Senior credit points from Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)

Prohibitions

CHNS3561

Assumed Knowledge

Prerequisite: 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

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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