Units of Study

HSTY2606 - China in the Nineteenth-Century World

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Brophy
Phone: +61 2 9114 0778
Email: david.brophy@sydney.edu.au

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

1x250wd bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points of History) or (12 junior credit points of Asian Studies)

Prohibitions

HSTY2006

 Monday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect

             

 Tuesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect

         

 Wednesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2606

Lect 1

               
1 This Extra Lecture occurs once only on 30 April 2014

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