Lecture TimeThursday 10:30am - 12:15pm
VenueLee Shau Kee Building LT4 (LSK LT4)
Lecturer SIU Kam Wah Joseph ((852)39437274 / email@example.com)
This course introduces four classical history books of ancient China: Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji), Standard History of the Han (Hanshu), Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi) and Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government (Zizhi tongjian). It particularly analyses the historical contexts, purposes, genres, compilations, historical thoughts of these history books and the characteristics of the Chinese culture shown in them. Students are given close guidance to study the typical writings in these historical books to comprehend, analyse and appraise the essence of traditional Chinese historiography as well as the evolution and characteristics of history, politics, economics and society in the Chinese cultural heritage from multi-disciplinary and comparative perspectives, and reflect on the intellectual and cultural insights of these traditions into the contemporary society and life.
After completing this course, students are expected to be able to identify, comprehend and critically appraise through intellectual dialogue:
Students are also expected to:
Recent Interactive Teaching through TV/Radio/News Media Interviews
References Used in the Course
A. In Dialogue with Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji)
B. In Dialogue with Standard History of the Han (Hanshu)
C. In Dialogue with Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi)
D. In Dialogue with Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government (Zizhitongjian)
Take-home Essay Examination 65%
Blackboard Multiple Choice Test 25%
Lecture Participation 10%
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.
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.