CAH2854 - Urban History of China

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2022/23

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

This course aims to explore the development of Chinese cities from the ancient period to modern times. Through studying a collection of primary sources, it examines the dynamic roles of cities in shaping Chinese history and analyses how the structures and designs of cities have influenced historical events and vice verse. Apart from reviewing various approaches to urban history, it also explores the recent interdisciplinary perspectives and research on the cultural, social, economic, political and religious development of cities and urban life as well as their significance in Chinese history.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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