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2017 Units of Study

HSTY1090 - History of Chinese Culture

Semester 1, 2010  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Dunstan


Images of Chinese culture abound, from tiny female foot to endless Wall. This unit of study takes a historical approach to understanding Chinese culture, from its beginnings until recent times. We investigate the diverse evidence on which historians' understanding is based, sampling it in translation. We both look at some big questions and make time for ordinary people's lives. We explore how, historically, Chinese people have viewed government, society, writing, gender, foreign influences, death, the human person, and conformity.


one 1500 word essay based on tutorial readings (30%), one 1500 word essay based on additional reading (35%), informal writing assignments (equivalent to 1500 words) (20%), tutorial participation (15%)


two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week



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