A broad-ranging, chronologically-arranged introduction to Chinese civilisation from prehistory to recent times. Readings will include representative philosophical, literary and religious works in English translation. Social science perspectives will be introduced through lectures/tutorial readings on social history, kinship structure, modern change, etc. This unit of study will provide a foundation for more advanced work in Chinese studies.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Classwork (20%), informal writing assignment(s), e.g., workbook (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 2x1500wd Essays (25% and 35%).
No prior knowledge is assumed. All teaching and all assigned readings are in English.