Lecture TimeWednesday 10:30am - 12:15pm
VenueWu Ho Man Yuen Building (WMY) 406
Lecturer SIU Kam Wah Joseph ((852) 3943 7274 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teaching Assistant Ms CHEUNG Lok Yee (email@example.com)
This course is a survey of the evolution of the imperial capitals of Chang’an, Luoyang and Kaifeng in natural geography, city planning, metropolitan area, society, economy and military defense during a period of about one millennium from the Middle Ages to the early modern times. In particular, the ecology, topography, morphology, social structure and control, security, street and market system, industrial and commercial network, religious and cultural life of the capitals, and the interactions among them will be analyzed with a comparative approach. This course will also deal with the systems of imperial mausoleum, granary, grain transport, corvee, land tenure, administration, traffic, boundary pass and military affairs in their metropolitan areas. By exploring these topics, students will thoroughly understand the structural transformation and moving trend of the national capital in North China during this period. Teacher will provide students with guidance in reading the related historical literatures and reports of archaeology and excavation for writing term paper.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
References Used in the Course
A.Topics on Capitals
B.Topics on Metropolitan Areas
C.Topics on Capital System
Term Paper 70%
Tutorial Performance 30%
(Including 2 presentations of the outline and first/partial draft of term paper; 1 commentary on term paper; and performance in Q&A/discussion.)
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 tutorial sessions:
1st tutorial session: Wednesday 9:30am-10:15am; Venue: Wu Ho Man Yuen Building (WMY) 406
2nd tutorial session: Wednesday 12:30pm-1:15pm ; Venue: Wu Ho Man Yuen Building (WMY) 406
1st – 4th tutorials: ALL students may participate freely
5th – 13th tutorials: Students are divided into 2 groups. Each group is also subdivided into 4 groups.
1st tutorial session: Group A1, A2, B1, B2
2nd tutorial session: Group C1, C2, D1, D2
Important Primary Sources and Archaeological Survey Reports
References on the Imperial Capitals
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.