Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes (CHNS3640)

UNIT OF STUDY

How did the early Chinese come to develop one of the world's great historiographical traditions? In their narratives of both exemplary and counter-exemplary behavior, what sort of personal qualities were thought to influence the course of history? How was social change perceived? Was there an understanding of "impersonal" forces of history, such as economics? These and other questions will be explored as we read in the rich sources left by premodern China's own historians.

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Classes

3x1-hr tutorials/week

Assessment

classwork (20%), 1x1hr test (30%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), additional written assignments and tests (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese, (12 Senior credit points from Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese

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CHNS3561

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