Units of Study

HSTY2683 - Violence in Chinese History

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Dunstan

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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

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