Units of Study

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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2640 - Twentieth-Century China

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Dunstan


In the 1920s, China was likened to a sleeping lion - one whose roar would shake the world when it awoke. This prediction has already proved true more than once. Why was China ever said to be "asleep"? How did a whole nation awaken, to what, and with what results? This unit of study traces the forces of nationalism and revolution through China's tumultuous twentieth century. We focus upon making sense, in Chinese terms, of events that outsiders have found baffling.


1x1750wd essay (35%), 1x2250wd essay (35%), 1x individual or group oral presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), tutorial participation (15%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


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


HSTY3071, HSTY3072


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