CAH2812 - Early and Imperial China

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

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

This course is designed to provide an overview of Chinese history from prehistory to the Ming dynasty. It attempts to capture, through lectures, readings, video clips, and discussions, the patterns of evolution of early China to late imperial China. The length and complexity of Chinese history renders it necessary to place emphasis primarily on the major themes and issues in terms of political events and social structure. Specifically, this course aims to a) introduce students to the major themes and issues in early Chinese to late imperial Chinese history with the underpinnings of up-to-date scholarly research; b) analyse significant political and social developments in the long span of Chinese history; and c) introduce students to the use and interpretation of primary historical sources (both documents and archaeological findings).

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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