Tradition and Transformation in Chinese History | 香港中文大學歷史系
香港中文大學 歴史系 歴史系

HIST1001B Tradition and Transformation in Chinese History

時間星期三 2:30pm-4:15pm

地點蒙民偉工程學大樓 404


課程講師 李曉康

助教 NA


This course is designed to introduce Chinese history to undergraduates with or without prior knowledge in Chinese history. Students are required to think critically the significant historical events and figures in traditional China and how it transformed to modern China.


Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  1. comprehend Chinese history from ancient, medieval to modern China, and from tradition to transformation;
  2. think critically of the different approaches to the study of Chinese history; and
  3. reflect and relate Chinese history to China and the world today.
Lecture Date Theme
1 4 Sep Introduction: The Study of Chinese History
2 11 Sep Confucianism in Ancient China
3 18 Sep The First Emperor and the “Great Unity”
4 25 Sep Han Dynasty and the Silk Road
5 2 Oct From Disunity to Reunification: Southern & Northern Dynasties
6 9 Oct The “Golden Era” of Tang China
7 16 Oct Chinese Culture and Neo-Confucianism in the Song Dynasty
8 23 Oct Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and the Mongol Empire
9 30 Oct Ming Dynasty: Beginning of Early Modern China
10 6 Nov Qing Dynasty: Encounters with the West
11 13 Nov Sun Yat-sen and Republican China (1912-1949)
12 20 Nov Communist China before 1978
13 27 Nov China and the World in New Millennium

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


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




  • 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。