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HIST5011A

 

Perspectives in Comparative and Public History

 (2013-14, First Term)

 

Coordinator:

Prof. LEUNG, Yuen Sang 

(Email: yuensleung@cuhk.edu.hk)

 

Lecturers: 

Prof. CHEUNG, Hok Ming

(Email: fhmcheung@cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. CHEUNG, Sui Wai

(Email: swcheung@arts.cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. FAURE, David

(Email: dfaure@cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. HA, Keloon

(Email: keloon@cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. HE, Xi

(Email: hexi@arts.cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. LEUNG, Yuen Sang

(Email: yuensleung@cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. PUK, Wing Kin

(Email: wkpuk@arts.cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. TING Sun Pao

(Email: jspting@cuhk.edu.hk)

Prof. YIP, Hon Ming

(Email: hmye@cuhk.edu.hk)

 

Tutors:

Ms. Jessie Woo and Mr. Henry Chong

Email: jessiewoo@arts.cuhk.edu.hk

Email: henry72783@hotmail.com

 

Lecture Venue: YIA 405

Time: 6.30-8.15 pm (Mon)

Medium: English

 

Syllabus:

 

This is a required course for the MA Programme in Comparative and Public History. It is designed to be a foundation course for MA students who pursue academic research or a professional career related to Public History or/and Comparative History. The course will introduce the basic characteristics and major trends in Public and Comparative History, and present a variety of approaches and methodologies, through discussion on exemplary works and relevant readings in these two areas.

 

 

Date

Topic

Lecturer / Field Trip Leader

Sep 2 (Mon)

Introduction

Prof. Yuen Sang LEUNG

Sep 9 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Public History (1)

Aspects of colonial history in Hong Kong

 

Prof. David FAURE

 

Sep 16 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Public History (2)

Catholic Charities and Social Services in Hong Kong

 

Prof. Hok Ming CHEUNG

Sep 23 (Mon)

 

 

 

Discourse on Comparative History (1)

The Walls and Waters: A Comparative Study of City Cultures of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore

 

Prof. Yuen Sang LEUNG

Sep 30 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Comparative History (2):

Chinese Legal System in Historical Perspective

 

Prof. Wing Kin PUK

Oct 7 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Public History (3):

Land Administration in Early Colonial Hong Kong

 

Prof. Sui Wai CHEUNG

Oct 12 (Sat)

Field Trip (1) Sing Mum Reservoir and Kam Tin

History of Migration of Hong Kong Villagers

Prof. Louis Keloon HA

Field Trip (2) Happy Valley Jewish Cemetery

History of the Jews in Hong Kong

Prof. Joseph Sun Pao TING

Oct 21 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Public History (4):

Historical Anthropology: Fieldwork in Writing History

 

Prof. David FAURE

 

 

Oct 28 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Comparative History (3):

Medieval Empires in Comparison: Norman England and T’ang China

 

Prof. Hok Ming CHEUNG

Nov 4 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Comparative History (4):

Comparative Mythologies

 

Prof. Hok Ming CHEUNG

Nov 11 (Mon)

 

 

Discourse on Comparative History (5):

Weber, Braudel and Berman: Why is China Different from the West?

 

Prof. David FAURE

Nov 18 (Mon)

 

Conclusion

 

Prof. Yuen Sang LEUNG

 

 

##  Please log-in to Blackboard (http://elearn.cuhk.edu.hk/) for lecture notes (if available).

 

Assessments:  

10%

Attendance

20%

Tutorial attendance and participation

-Students need to attend FOUR tutorials and will be graded for their participation on tutorial discussion. (See Tutorial Part)

20%

Two tutorial reports (each10%)

 

Tutorial report 1: What is ‘public history’?

Words: 500-800

Submission date: Please upload to Veriguide before 28 Oct

 

Tutorial report 2: What is ‘comparative history’?

Words: 500-800

Submission date: Please upload to Veriguide before 11 Nov

 

50%

Final Paper

Students are free to choose a topic on comparative or public history.

 

Final Paper Presentation (10%)

Date: 25 Nov (Tutorial 4 - final paper presentation)

Time limit: Each student has 10 minutes for final paper presentation.

 

Final Paper (40%)

Words: 3000 (Footnotes and bibliography excluded)

Submission Date: Please upload to Veriguide before 2 Dec

 

 

## Important note

Every assignment handed in should be accompanied by a signed declaration. For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document should be uploaded to VeriGuide. Assignments without the receipt will not be graded by teachers. For further information, please go to website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/p10.htm

 

Fieldtrip: 

 

Student must attend ONE of the following fieldtrip.

Oct 12 (Sat)

Field Trip (1) Sing Mum Reservoir and Kam Tin

History of Migration of Hong Kong Villagers

 

Time: 9:00-12:00

Meeting Point and Time: MTR University Station at 8:15 am

(Late comers will be excluded in the fieldtrip.)

Prof. Louis Keloon HA

Field Trip (2) Happy Valley Jewish Cemetery

History of the Jews in Hong Kong

 

Time: 10:30-12:00

Meeting Point and Time: Happy Valley Jewish Cemetery Front Door at 10:15 am

(13 Shan Kwong Road Cemetery)

(Late comers will be excluded in the fieldtrip.)

Prof. Joseph Sun Pao TING

 

Tutorial:

Tutorial (1) - Workshop: How to write academic paper? (23 Sep)

This tutorial aims at explaining the writing skills using in academic paper. Students should be able to acknowledge the formats and standards applying on academic paper in historical research.

Time and place: Group A (YIA 404 8:30-9:15 pm)

Tutorial (2) - Roundtable Discussion: What is ‘public history? (21 Oct)

This tutorial will discuss the links between ‘public history’ and fieldtrip on 12 Oct.

Topics for discussion and assigned readings will be uploaded to Elearning.

Time and place: Group A (YIA 404 8:30-9:15 pm)

Tutorial (3) - Roundtable Discussion: What is ‘comparative history? (4 Nov)

This tutorial is dedicated to the discussion on comparative history and its perspectives. .

Topics for discussion and assigned readings will be uploaded to Elearning.

Time and place: Group A (YIA 404 8:30-9:15 pm)

Tutorial (4)Final Paper Presentation (25 Nov)

Each student has 10 mins to share their final paper with their group mates following an Q & A section.

Time and place: Group A (YIA 404 6:30-9:15 pm)