Lecture TimeWednesday 10:30am-12:15pm
VenueTemporarily conduct Zoom teaching.
Resume face-to-face teaching at T.Y. Wong Hall, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building (TYW LT) when the pandemic stabilizes.
Lecturer SIU Kam Wah Joseph ((852) 3943 7274 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teaching Assistant LAN Tu
This course aims at introducing the basic concepts of history and the historian and developing students’ fundamental skills of conducting historical research and writing. These skills include using reference tools, locating and studying various historical documents, formulating research questions, identifying different categories of historical materials and their features, criticizing, analyzing and organizing historical data, mastering the principles of historical writing and its various styles and academic formats, grasping techniques of oral presentation and discussion, etc. Visits to libraries(Online visit arranged by librarians due to pandemic), museums, archives or field trips may also be arranged.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
1. understand the basic concepts of history and the role of the historian;
2. master the empirical methods and skills for historical research;
3. understand and follow the principles of historical writing and recognize various styles and formats of academic writing;
4. grasp the skills of oral presentation, questioning and discussion, etc.;
5. master the techniques to collect historical materials and explore historical monuments for academic research;
6. develop critical, analytical and creative thinking on diversified themes of historical study.
References Used in the Course
(Temporarily conduct Zoom teaching.
Resume face-to-face teaching at T.Y. Wong Hall, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building (TYW LT) when the pandemic stabilizes.)
Assessment & Assignments
(Include term paper presentations and commentary. Temporarily conduct Zoom tutorials. Resume face-to-face tutorials when the pandemic stabilizes.）
(Teacher would provide historical sources including relics pictures to students for completing museum worksheet if the museum visit is canceled due to the pandemic.)
Outstanding performance on all learning outcomes.
Generally outstanding performance on all (or almost all) learning outcomes.
Substantial performance on all learning outcomes, OR high performance on some learning outcomes which compensates for less satisfactory performance on others, resulting in overall substantial performance.
Satisfactory performance on the majority of learning outcomes, possibly with a few weaknesses.
Barely satisfactory performance on a number of learning outcomes
Unsatisfactory performance on a number of learning outcomes, OR failure to meet specified assessment requirements.
2 Visits & 12 Tutorials
1) Online University Library Tour(探尋文獻史料──網上參觀中大圖書館) on Zoom on 7 October (Wed) 10:30am-12:15pm.
Include: 1. Workshop on Finding Information and Primary Sources for Historiography(歷史資料檢用工作坊) and 2. Introduction to Special Collections(圖書館特藏善本文獻簡介).
2) Visit to Exhibition of Hong Kong Museum of History(探尋文物史料──參觀香港歷史博物館展覽) on 24 October (Sat).
(To be confirmed. The visit may be postponed to 31 October (Sat) or a Saturday morning in November due to the decoration work of the Museum. Teacher would provide historical sources including relics pictures to students for completing museum worksheet if the museum visit is canceled due to the pandemic.)
Visit Time: Group A: 10:30am-12:00pm; Group B: 11:00am-12:30pm
Assemble Point & Time: Museum Main Lobby(博物館地下大堂), Group A: 10:15am; Group B: 10:45am.
3) Arrangement of 12 Tutorials
Tutorial is held before and after lecture: 9:30-10:15am; 12:30-1:15pm (Wed).
Online tutorials are conducted on Zoom temporarily. Face-to-face tutorials would be resumed at T.Y. Wong Hall, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building(TYW LT) or other classroom when the pandemic stabilizes.
(Students are divided into Group 1, 2 and 3. Each group is also subdivided into Group A and Group B.)
* Important References
瞿林東主編：《史學理論的世界視野：外國史學研究》。 北京：北京師範大學出版社， 2007。
阿納爾多・莫米利亞諾(Arnaldo Momigliano)著，晏紹祥等譯：《論古代與近代的歷史學》(Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiography)。北京：北京大學出版社，2015。
Huang, Chun-chieh, Rüsen, Jörn, eds. Chinese Historical Thinking: An Intercultural Discussion. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Gm; Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2015.
* Wilkinson, Endymion Porter. Chinese History: A Manual. Cambridge, Mass.: Published by the Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2000.
Cohen, Daniel J. and Rosenzweig, Roy. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
* Cannadire, D. What Is History Now? New York: Palgrave, 2002.
* Carr, E.H. What Is History? London: Macmillan, 1962.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online. (Electronic Resources). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006-.
* Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide. 17th edition
Collingwood, R.G. The Idea of History. London: Oxford University Press, 1961.
* Shafer, Robert Jones. A Guide to Historical Method. Homewood, Illinois: The Dorsey Press, 1974.
* Danto, Elizabeth Ann. Historical Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Robert C. W. The Historian’s Toolbox: A Student’s Guide to the Theory and Craft of History. Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2012.
* Bates, Denise. Historical Research Using British Newspapers. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England: Pen & Sword History, 2016.
* Brügger, Niels and Schroeder, Ralph, eds. The web as History: Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and the Present. London: UCL Press, 2017.
Brundage, Anthony. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 2017.
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 http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.
With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
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.