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HIST5011A

Perspectives in Comparative and Public History

 

(2014-15, 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. 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 Email: jessiewoo@arts.cuhk.edu.hk

Ms. Mao Di Email: maoyaya0905@gmail.com

 

 

Lecture Venue: YIA 505

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 1

(Mon)

Introduction

Prof. Yuen Sang LEUNG

Sep 8

(Mon)

Discourse on Public History (1)

Aspects of colonial history in Hong Kong

Prof. David FAURE

 

Sep 15 (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 22

(Mon)

Discourse on Comparative History (2):

Whose Shanghai Lil? China, Japan, US and the Imperialist Gaze in Two Films

Prof. Wing Kin PUK

Sep 29 (Mon)

 

Discourse on Public History (2)

Catholic Charities and Social Services in Hong Kong

Prof. Hok Ming CHEUNG

Oct 6

(Mon)

Discourse on Public History (3):

Land Administration in Early Colonial Hong Kong

 

Prof. Sui Wai CHEUNG

Oct 18 and Oct 19 (Sat and Sunday)

Field Trip (1)

 

Prof. Louis Keloon HA

Field Trip (2)

 

Prof. Joseph Sun Pao TING

Oct 20

(Mon)

Discourse on Public History (4):

Historical Anthropology: Fieldwork in Writing History

Prof. David FAURE

 

Oct 27 (Mon)

Discourse on Comparative History (3):

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

Prof. Hok Ming CHEUNG

3 Nov

(Mon)

Discourse on Comparative History (4):

Comparative Mythologies

Prof. Hok Ming CHEUNG

10 Nov (Mon)

 

Discourse on Comparative History (5):

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

Prof. David FAURE

17 Nov (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 27 Oct

 

Tutorial report 2: What is ‘comparative history’?

Words: 500-800

Submission date: Please upload to Veriguide before 10 Nov

 

50%

Final Paper

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

 

Final Paper Presentation (10%)

Date: 24 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 1 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: 

Students must attend ONE of the following fieldtrip.

Oct 18 (Sat)

Field Trip (1) Yim Tin Tsai Village

Time: 10:00-13:00

Meeting Point and Time: Sai Kung Public Pier at 9:30 am

(Late comers will be excluded in the fieldtrip.)

Prof. Louis Keloon HA

Oct 19 (Sun)

Field Trip (2) Hollywood Road

 

Time: 9:30-12:30

Meeting Point and Time: MTR Central Station Exit D1 9:00 am (Late comers will be excluded in the fieldtrip.)

Prof. Joseph Sun Pao TING

 

Tutorial:

Tutorial (1) - Workshop: How to write academic paper? (22 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: 8:30-9:15 pm

Tutorial (2) - Roundtable Discussion: What is ‘public history? (20 Oct)

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

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

Time and place: 8:30-9:15 pm

Tutorial (3) - Roundtable Discussion: What is ‘comparative history? (3 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: 8:30-9:15 pm

Tutorial (4)Final Paper Presentation (24 Nov)

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

Time and place: 6:30-9:15 pm

References:

Public History

Achenbaum, W. Andrew. "Public History's Past, Present, and Prospects." American Historical Review 92, no. 5 (1987): 1162-74.  (UL Electronic Journal)

Kyvig, David E. "Introducing Students to Public History." The History Teacher 24, no. 4 (1991): 445-54.   (UL Electronic Journal)

Meringolo, D. Museums, monuments, and national parks: toward a new genealogy of public history Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.

* The Journal of American History 81, No.3 (Dec 1994) (The Practice of American History: A Special Issue). (UL Periodical - Electronic)

* The Public Historian (UL Periodical - Electronic)

(http://caliber.ucpress.net/loi/tph)

Public History Review

(http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/phrj)

National Council on Public History

(http://www.ncph.org/)

Public History Resource Centre

(http://www.publichistory.org/index.asp)

The Australian Centre for Public History

(http://www.publichistory.uts.edu.au/)

 

Comparative History

Barraclough, Geoffrey. Main Trends in History. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1979.

Bloch, Marc. "Toward a Comparative History of European Societies." Pp. 494-521. in Frederic Lane and Jelle C. Riemersma (eds.) Enterprise and Secular Change. Readings in Economic History. Homewood, IL.: Richard Irwin, Inc., 1953(1928)

Frederickson, George M. The Comparative Imagination: On the History of Racism, Nationalism, and Social Movements. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Fredrickson, George M. "Comparative History." In The Past before Us: Contemporary Historical Writing in the United States, edited by Michael Kammen, 457-73. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980.

Grew, Raymond. “The Case for Comparing Histories.” American Historical Review, 85, no.4 (1980): 763-778.

Lasswell, Harold D. "The Future of the Comparative Method." Comparative Politics 1, no. 1 (1968): 3-18.

McMichael, Philip. "Incorporating Comparison within a World-Historical Perspective: An Alternative Comparative Method." American Sociological Review 55, no. 3 (1990): 385-97.

Pasti, George Jr. "Comparative Studies of East Asian and Western History: Some Topics and Problems." Comparative Studies in Society and History 7, no. 1 (1964): 102-13.

Pocock, J.G.A. "The Origins of Study of the Past: A Comparative Approach." Comparative Studies in Society and History 4, no. 2 (1962): 209-46. (UL Periodical H1.C73/ JSTOR Online Resources)

Poo, Mu-chou. “Introduction.” Enemies of Civilization: Attitudes toward Foreigners in Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005.

Sewell, William H. Jr. "Marc Bloch and the Logic of Comparative History." History and Theory 6, no. 2 (1967): 208-18.

Shils, Edward. "The Intellectuals and the Powers: Some Perspectives for Comparative Analysis." Comparative Studies in Society and History 1, no. 1 (1958): 5-22. OR Shils, Edward Albert. "The Intellectuals and the Powers: Some Perspectives for Comparative Analysis." In The Intellectuals and the Powers and Other Essays, 3-22. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Skocpol, Theda. "State and Revolution: Old Regimes and Revolutionary Crises in France, Russia and China." Theory & Society 7, no. 1-2 (1979):7-95.

Skocpol, Theda, and Margaret Somers. "The Uses of Comparative History in Macrosocial Inquiry." Comparative Studies in Society and History 22, no. 2 (1980): 174-97.

Thrupp, Sylvia L. “Editorial.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 1, no. 1 (1958): 1-4.

Tilly, Charles. Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1984.

*Comparative Studies in Society and History (UL Periodical - Electronic)        (http://www.jstor.org/journals/00104175.html)

Center for Social Theory and Comparative History (CSTCH) 

(http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/issr/cstch/)