History of Chinese Civilisation (HSTY1090)

UNIT OF STUDY

Images of China abound, from tiny female foot to endless Wall. But what of the historical realities that shaped today's emerging superpower? What links bronze monsters, clay warriors, little red books and Shanghai skyscrapers? This unit of study introduces the 4,000-year story, both looking at big issues and making time for ordinary people's lives. Through sampling the evidence historians use to understand the Chinese past, we establish a well-grounded sense of China's political, cultural, social and intellectual history.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1x500wd essay outline (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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ASNS1101

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