Lecturer: Michael H. Lee
Lecture Time: 2:30-4:15pm, Mondays
Lecture Venue: LSK 304
Tutorial Time: 4.30-6.15 pm, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct (Monday)
Tutorial Venue: To be Arranged

This course is designed to introduce Chinese history to undergraduates with or without prior knowledge in Chinese history. Students are required to think critically the significant historical events and figures in traditional China and how it transformed to modern China.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  1. comprehend Chinese history from ancient, medieval to modern China, and from tradition to transformation;
  2. think critically of the different approaches to the study of Chinese history; and
  3. reflect and relate Chinese history to China and the world today.

Class schedule:

Lecture Date Theme
1 03/09/2018 Introduction: The Study of Chinese History
2 10/09/2018 Confucianism in Ancient China
3 17/09/2018 The Great Empires of Qin and Han Dynasties
4 24/09/2018 Reunification of China in the Sui and Tang Dynasties
5 08/10/2018 Cosmopolitanism in Tang China
6 15/10/2018 Chinese Culture and Neo-Confucianism in the Song Dynasty
7 22/10/2018 Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and the Mongol Empire
8 29/10/2018 State and Society under the Ming Dynasty
9 05/11/2018 Qing Dynasty: Encounters with the West
10 12/11/2018 Sun Yat-sen and Republican China (1912-1949)
11 19/11/2018 Communist China from 1949
12 26/11/2018 China and the World in the 21st Century
*This schedule is adopted from the course offered in 2017-18 and for preliminary reference only. It is subject to change. For the finalized schedule, please refer to the course outline to be available by early September 2018 in the elearn blackboard.
Tutorials (25%)
Mid-term Assignment (25%)
Take-Home Examination (50%)
*Assessment is tentative and subject to change.
Please refer to the course outline to be available by early September 2018 in the elearn blackboard.

Last updated on 20 JUL 2018