CAH4147 - Readings in Sinology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
CTL4147 Readings in Sinology
Course Offering Term*:
Summer 2019
Summer 2020 (Tentative)

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

This course aims at a critical examination of sinological writings from early times to the present. We will engage in a critical study of the history of sinological writings not merely to see ourselves from Western lens but also to understand the changing historical context that engendered different interpretations and perceptions of China. We will analyze some recurring themes as well as periodic differences in the Western projection of China and explore the mechanisms which produced these images and understandings of China and the Chinese. It is the objectives of the course to familiarize students with some basic issues in sinological studies so as to achieve a better understanding of cross-cultural relations between China and the world, particularly the West. Students are encouraged to engage in sinological themes and issues from a critical and innovative approach that will enable their own self-discovery in terms of their character formation and their perceptions of the cross-cultural exchange between China and the world.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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