The Chinese World (HSTY1090)


This unit of study introduces you to the Chinese world over a 4,000-year period, both looking at big issues and making time for ordinary people's lives. Through the study of primary sources we will seek to understand the meanings of religion, ritual, empire and war, among others, within Chinese society.

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2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x500wd Tutorial Paper (15%), 1x2500wd Essay (35%), 1x1.5hr Exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%)

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