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HIST2140 中國古代之國家與社會

Semester 2 (2019-2020)

Lecture TimeTuesday 4:30pm-6:15pm

VenueLSK 304


Lecturer LAM Weng Cheong ((852) 3943 8549 / (852) 3943 7705 /

Teaching Assistant ZOU Yuqi (

Course Description



1) 瞭解中國先秦社會與國家的主要特點和獨特的歷史發展軌跡;
2) 學習掌握先秦史基礎的文獻和出土文物相關知識;
3) 課程會涉及對其它地區文明的簡單介紹,通過跨文明對比的視角,幫助學生瞭解中國上古時期社會與國家的特點;
4) 透過導修課提高基本的書面和口頭報告技巧。

Assessment & Assignments

期末考試 45%

出勤 (包括課堂和導修) 10%

導修表現 (4節) 12%

導修報告 (口頭和書面) 33%

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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