Twentieth-Century China (HSTY2640)

UNIT OF STUDY

In the 1920s, China was likened to a sleeping lion - one whose roar would shake the world when it awoke. This prediction has already proved true more than once. Why was China ever said to be "asleep"? How did a whole nation awaken, to what, and with what results? This unit of study traces the forces of nationalism and revolution through China's tumultuous twentieth century. We focus upon making sense, in Chinese terms, of events that outsiders have found baffling.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x250wd research bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 junior credit points of History) or (12 junior credit points of Asian Studies)

Prohibitions

HSTY3072, HSTY3071

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