Lecturer: Michael H. Lee
Lecture Time: 2:30-4:15pm, Mondays
Lecture Venue: LSK 304
Tutorial Time: 4.30-6.15 pm, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 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 04/09/2017 Introduction: The Study of Chinese History
2 11/09/2017 Confucianism in Ancient China
3 18/09/2017 The Great Empires of Qin and Han Dynasties
4 25/09/2017 Reunification of China in the Sui and Tang Dynasties
5 09/10/2017 Cosmopolitanism in Tang China
6 16/10/2017 Chinese Culture and Neo-Confucianism in the Song Dynasty
7 23/10/2017 Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and the Mongol Empire
8 30/10/2017 State and Society under the Ming Dynasty
9 06/11/2017 Qing Dynasty: Encounters with the West
10 13/11/2017 Sun Yat-sen and Republican China (1912-1949)
11 20/11/2017 Communist China from 1949
12 27/11/2017 China and the World in the 21st Century
*This schedule is adopted from the course offered in 2016-17 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 2017 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 2017 in the elearn blackboard.

Last updated on 29 JUL 2017