Units of Study

HSTY2606 - China in the Nineteenth-Century World

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Brophy

Description

The nineteenth century was a time of critical transition in China's history. The Qing dynasty was declining, like every dynasty before it, but this decline was different. The most famous rebel claimed to be Christ's younger brother; the most successful article of foreign trade was opium (imported); China's most dangerous foreign foes were island nations - first Britain, later Japan. We explore how the dynasty responded to the crises and how foreign intrusions affected China's cities, intellectual life and ordinary people.

Assessments

1x1000wd essay (20%) and 1x2500wd essay (40%) and 1x1000wd take-home exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies

Prohibitions

HSTY2006

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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