CAH3851 - Chinese Archaeology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course addresses the contributions of archaeology to, and its interactions with, Chinese history. Probed is a corpus of knowledge on key Chinese archaeological discoveries and developments in institution, method, theory and the ethos involved, and how these aspects relate to its intimate interplay with the historiography of China. These contents will be systemized in correlation to Chinese chronological developments (Prehistory to Ming); spelled out in representative regions; and exemplified in specific archaeological or historical subjects, or selected aspects. The course exposes students to this specialized field of study on past material culture; inculcates a sensibility for the significance of interdisciplinary dialogue and its creative tension; and offers them a unique set of knowledge, perspectives, as well as analytical and epistemological know-how, so that they can be more prepared and intellectually robust to think and judge on the intricate world of cultures like those of China.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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