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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2642 - Beyond The Great Wall: China's Frontiers

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Brophy


The relationship between China and neighbouring peoples such as the Mongols and Tibetans is one of the great themes in Chinese history. This unit explores Chinese ideas about the "barbarian", the relationship between nomadic and sedentary societies, and the influence of trade and migration on culture and religion in China. The unit will look at non-Chinese dynasties such as the Mongol Yuan and the Manchu Qing, and examine the place of the "ethnic minorities" in China's modern transformations.


1x250wd quiz (5%), 1x250wd essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2250wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


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


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