Units of Study

HSTY2623 - China's Traumas, 1937-1971

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Dunstan


Invasion, atrocity, and occupation by Japan (1937-45); the Civil War (1946-49); the Great Leap Forward into famine (1958-61); the Cultural Revolution's deadly first six years (1966-71): four horrors whose effects were felt for decades. Most textbooks draw a line in 1949 between each pair of episodes; this unit asks what we can learn by exploring all four in sequence. It draws on insightful new historiography to seek a deepened understanding of contemporary China's recent past.


2000wd reflective journal (40%), 2000wd essay (40%), 500wd presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk


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


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