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HIST2220 Revolution and Modernization in Twentieth-Century China

Semester 2 (2019-2020)

Lecture TimeWednesday 4:30pm-6:15pm

VenueLSK 306

LanguageCantonese

Lecturer POON Shuk Wah ((852) 3943 1757 / swpoon@cuhk.edu.hk)

Teaching Assistant GUO Yejia

Course Description

課程簡介:
二十世紀初至七十年代中國在現代國家建構、革命及現代化過程中所經歷的重大變化。本課程探討民國時期的國家與社會關係、意識形態及文化的轉化、群眾運動、帝國主義侵略、內戰及政權轉移、中華人民共和國的建立、國家控制與社會改造、革命與現代化的矛盾,以及共產政權下中國社會的轉化等問題。除發展脈絡的闡述及重要問題的分析外,本科尚注重各種概念、方法、史料、研究現況及重要著述的評介。

Syllabus

第一講:二十世紀的中國主調:革命、民族主義、現代化
Zarrow, Ch. 1, “The Rise of Confucian Radicalism,” pp. 12-29.

 

第二講:辛亥革命:革命論述與國民塑造
Zarrow, Ch. 2, “1911: History and Historiography,” pp. 30-52; Ch. 3, “Ideas and Ideals in the Fall of the Qing,” pp. 53-74.

 

第三講:「黨國」的出現:國民黨統治下的國家與社會  [Tutorial 1]
Zarrow, Ch. 12, “The Northern Expedition and the Rise of Chiang Kai-shek,” pp. 230-247; Ch. 13, “The Nanjing Decade, 1928–37: The Guomindang Era,” pp. 248-270.
Wakeman, Frederic, “A Revisionist View of the Nanjing Decade: Confucian Fascism,” China Quarterly 150 (June 1997), pp. 395-432.

 

第四講:新女性與摩登女性
Zarrow, Ch. 11, “Ideology and Power in the National Revolution,” pp. 210-229.

 

第五講:城鄉斷裂:城市興起與農村破產
Zarrow, Ch. 5, “Social Conditions in the Countryside,” pp. 95-111; ch. 6, “Urban Social Change,” pp. 112-127.

 

第六講:共產主義思潮與政治動員 [Tutorial 2]
Zarrow, Ch. 14, “Peasants and Communists,” pp. 274-294; Ch. 16, “Mao, Maoism, and the Communist Party,” pp. 324-336.
Hayford, Charles W. “Into the Tiger’s Den: Political and Economic Reconstruction, 1933-1936.” To the People: James Yen and Village China (New York: Columbia University Press, 1990), pp. 164-179.

 

第七講:抗日戰爭、民族主義與國共關係的重構
Zarrow, Ch. 15, “The War of Resistance, 1937–45,” pp. 299-323.

 

第八講:國共內戰與「新中國」成立
Zarrow, Ch. 17, “Revolution and Civil War,” pp. 337-357.

 

第九講:「解放」與「翻身」:共產政權的鞏固與社會主義過渡
Meisner, Ch. 5, “The Dilemmas of Victory,” pp. 55-63; Ch. 6, “The New State,” pp. 64-84.

 

第十講:邁向「共產主義天堂」 [Tutorial 3]
Meisner, Ch. 13, “Economics of the Great Leap Forward,” pp. 217-226; Ch. 14, “The People’s Communes and the “Transition to Communism”, pp. 227-254.
Huang, Shu-min, The Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader (Boulder: Westview Press, 1989), pp. 3-4, 41-68.

 

第十一講:不斷革命:「文化大革命」的爆發
Meisner, Ch. 18, “The Concept of Cultural Revolution,” pp. 309-329; “The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969,” pp. 330-366.

 

第十二講:想像邊陲:族群關係的重構 [Tutorial 4]
Lin, Hsiao-ting, Tibet and Nationalist China’s Frontier: Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006), pp. 51-104.

 

第十三講:總結

Assessment & Assignments

課堂參與 10%

導修口頭報告及討論 15% (6%+3% x3)

導修短論文 15%
(中文: 2000字/ 英文: 1200字)

學期論文初稿 10%
(中文: 2000字/ 英文: 1200字)

學期論文口頭報告 5%
(9/4,16/4)

學期論文定稿 45%
(中文: 8,000- 10,000字/ 英文: 4,000-6,000字)

 

作業提交日期
論文大綱 2月3日 (以電郵提交)
學期論文初稿 3月25日(以電郵提交)
導修短論文 4月3日
學期論文定稿 4月24日

Tutorials

導修日期:
6/2,20/2,5/3,19/3,9/4,16/4 (星期四)
A組:1:00-2:45
B組:3:00-4:45

References
  • Zarrow, Peter. China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949 (Oxon: Routledge, 2005).
  • Meisner, Maurice, Mao’s China and After: A History of the People’s Republic (New York: Free Press, 1999).
  • 陳永發,《中國共產革命七十年:從革命奪權到告別革命》(台北:聯經出版公司,2001)
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