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HIST2370 History of Singapore

語言英語

課程講師 李曉康 ((852) 3943 7122 / michaellee@cuhk.edu.hk)

課程簡介

This course introduces and examines the historical development of Singapore since the British trade settlement in 1819, through the time of British colonialism, Japanese occupation, decolonization, self-government, merger with Malaysia, and finally nation-building after the independence in 1965 and up to the present. Apart from the political aspect of modern Singapore history, this course also examines the social, economic and cultural aspects of the historical development of modern Singapore over the past two centuries.

 

Learning Outcome

The expected learning outcomes include:

  1. The students can trace the historical development of Singapore and explain the factors that contributing to the rise of Singapore as a prominent British colony in the Far East region in the mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
  2. The students will be able to identify major characteristics of the historical development of modern Singapore since 1819 until nowadays. They can conduct more in-depth research on modern Singapore history from different perspectives, such as political, economic, social and cultural perspectives.
  3. The students should be able to compare similarities and differences between the historical development of Singapore and other ex-British colonies especially in Asia, including Hong Kong.
課程大綱

Lecture 01 (09 Jan): Introduction: Modern Singapore

Lecture 02 (16 Jan): Stamford Raffles and Modern Singapore

Lecture 03 (23 Jan): Singapore as an Economic Hub in the 19th Century

Lecture 04 (06 Feb): (Straits) Chinese in Singapore

Lecture 05 (13 Feb): 15 February 1942

Lecture 06 (20 Feb): 1965

Lecture 07 (27 Feb): From Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) Era to Post-LKY Era

Lecture 08 (05 Mar): From Third World to First: Economic Miracle or Not?

Lecture 09 (12 Mar): Pragmatic Social Policies for Political Hegemony

Lecture 10 (19 Mar): Education for Elitism and Meritocracy

Lecture 11 (26 Mar): The Rise of the People’s Action Party

Lecture 12 (09 Apr): Media and Singapore Society

Lecture 13 (16 Apr): Beyond SG50

課程評核及作業

Tutorials 25%
Tutorial Review Essay 25%
Take-Home Examination 50%

參考書目

Please refer to the course outline to be available by late December 2019 in this website and elearn blackboard.

學術著作誠信

請注意大學有關學術著作誠信的政策和規則,及適用於犯規事例的紀律指引和程序。詳情可瀏覽網址:http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/

學生遞交作業時,必須連同已簽署的聲明一併提交,表示他們知道有關政策、規則、指引及程序。

  • 如屬小組習作,則所有組員均須簽署聲明;所有組員(不論有否簽署聲明及不論有否直接或間接撰寫有問題的內容)均須負上集體責任及受到懲處。
  • 如作業以電腦製作、內容以文字為主,並經由大學「維誠」系統 (VeriGuide) 提交者,學生將作業的電子檔案上載到系統後,便會獲得收據,收據上已列明有關聲明。

未有夾附簽署妥當的聲明的作業,老師將不予批閱。

學生只須提交作業的最終版本。

學生將作業或作業的一部份用於超過一個用途(例如:同時符合兩科的要求)而沒有作出聲明會被視為未有聲明重覆使用作業。學生重覆使用其著作的措辭或某一、二句句子很常見,並可以接受,惟重覆使用全部內容則構成問題。在任何情況下,須先獲得相關老師同意方可提交作業。

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