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HIST7100HY Reading Seminar: Historical materials in the Middle Periods of China (7th-13th centuries)

Semester 2 (2022-2023)

Lecture TimeWednesday, 14:30 - 16:15

VenueRoom 203, Lee Shau Kee Building (LSK 203)

LanguagePutonghua / English

Lecturer CHEUNG Hiu Yu (

Course Description

中國古代史之中,最重要之一大階段,為七至十四世紀南北地域政治、社會、思想之分際離合。這一在現代中古史學界一般被通稱為「中古中國」(The Middle Periods of China) 的時間段,覆蓋了傳統朝代史視野中唐、五代、十國、宋、遼、金、西夏、元各朝。相關史料較之晚期帝制中國,雖曰相對有限,卻錯雜紛紜,故有「治中古史者大不易」之嘆。本課程以相關時段核心史料為綱領,從史源學、史學史角度出發,帶領學生精讀包括官修正史、私人通史、文集、經籍、法律條文、筆記小說、詩詞、題跋等在內的多種史料。希望通過師生之間的相互討論,教學相長,在中古史研究園地上開闢出新的研究問題與視野。

(一) 探討中古史料的史源問題
(二) 理解不同史料的性質分野以及價值所在
(三) 培養細讀史料的習慣與感覺
(四) 為中古史找出新的研究路徑
















Assessment & Assignments

平時課堂表現及討論 50%
學期論文 50%



  • 黃永年,《唐史史料學》,中華書局2015年版。
  • 陳得芝,《蒙元史研究導論》,南京:南京大學出版社,2012,史料篇。
  • 苗潤博,《遼史探源》,北京:中華書局,2020。
  • 邱靖嘉,《金史纂修考》,北京:中華書局,2017。
  • Bol, Peter K. Research Tools for the Study of Sung History, 2nd ed., Published by the Journal of Sung Yuan Studies, 1996. (中譯本見:包弼德著, 魏希德(Hilde de Weerdt)修訂,《宋代硏究工具書刊指南》,桂林市:廣西師範大學出版社 ,2008)
  • “Bibliographical essays,” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol.6, Alien regimes and border states, 907-1360, pp. 665—726.
  • Charles Hartman, The Making of Song Dynasty History: Sources and Narratives, 960–1279 CE. NY: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
  • Dennis Twitchett, The Writing of Official History under the T’ang. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.


閱讀文獻 (將於課堂上決定)

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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