Units of Study

HSTY2683 - Violence in Chinese History

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Dunstan


Violence, like death, is universal, but what forms has it taken in China? Peasant rebellions and Red Guard warfare? Yes, but let's be more imaginative. Can a state - did the Chinese state - perpetrate violence? Against whom, and with what stated justifications? What forms has violent crime taken in China? What about violence to the natural environment, and cultural practices that did violence to the human body? This broad-ranging unit of study offers some unusual perspectives on Chinese history.


1x1750wd essay (35%) and1x2250wd essay (35%) and 1x individual or group oral presentation (equivalent to 500 words) (15%) and tutorial participation (15%)


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


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

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney