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HIST1001B Tradition and Transformation in Chinese History

2021-2022年度 第一學期

時間星期四 4:30pm - 6:15pm

地點LSK 301

語言英語

課程講師 李曉康

課程簡介

This course is designed to introduce Chinese history to undergraduates with or without prior knowledge in this field. Students are required to think critically the significant historical events and figures in traditional China and it transformed to modern China. By the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend Chinese history from ancient, medieval to modern China, and from tradition to transformation; think critically the different approaches to the study of Chinese history; and reflect and relate Chinese history to China and the world today.

課程大綱

Lecture

Date

Topic & Reading

 

1

9 Sep

Introduction: The Study of Chinese History

 

No required reading for this week, but this item is recommended: J. Fairbank & M. Goldman, China: A New History (Enlarged Edition). Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992, pp. 1-25.

 

2

16 Sep

Confucianism in Ancient China

 

Chinese Civilization Centre, City University of Hong Kong, China: Five Thousand Years of History & Civilization. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, 2007, pp. 220-242.

 

3

23 Sep

The First Emperor and the “Great Unity”

 

J. Fairbank & M. Goldman, China: A New History (Enlarged Edition). Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992, pp. 26-71.

 

4

30 Sep

Han Dynasty and the Silk Road

 

M. Lewis, The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007, pp. 128-154.

 

5

7 Oct

From Disunity to Reunification: Southern & Northern Dynasties

 

M. Lewis, China Between Empires: The Northern and Southern Dynasties. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009, pp. 196-220, 248-258. (Eb)

 

6

21 Oct

The “Golden Era” of Tang China

 

M. Lewis, China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009, pp. 30-57, 85-120. (Eb)

 

7

28 Oct

Chinese Culture and Neo-Confucianism in the Song Dynasty

 

D. Kuhn, The Age of Confucian Rule: The Song Transformation of China. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009, pp. 29-48, 99-119.

 

8

11 Nov

Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and the Mongol Empire

 

M. Rossabi, A History of China. Malden and Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp. 211-231.

 

9

18 Nov

Ming Dynasty: Beginning of Early Modern China

 

E. Mote, Imperial China: 900-1800. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999, pp. 598-621, 743-775.

 

10

25 Nov

Qing Dynasty: Encounters with the West

 

W. Rowe, China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009, pp. 63-89,149-174.

 

11

2 Dec

China in the Twentieth Century

 

J. Spence, The Search for Modern China. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1990, pp. 275-333.

M. Meisner, Mao’s China and After: A History of the People’s Republic (Third Edition). New York: The Free Press, 1999, pp. 31-51, 55-74.

 

課程評核及作業

Tutorials: 25 Marks

There are four tutorial sessions, which according to the department’s policy are compulsory. Students will be divided into groups to make one presentation based on the assigned readings. The mark distribution of this component comprises 17 marks for Presentation Performance, and 8 marks for Participation (including Comments and Discussion). Please note that 6 marks will be deducted for being absent from one tutorial session (i.e. 12 marks to be deducted for being absent from two tutorial sessions, and so on).

 

Tutorial 1: Historical significance of Qin and Han Empires

  1. Lewis, The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007, pp. 30-50, 51-74, 128-154.

 

Tutorial 2: Was Tang Dynasty a “Golden Era” in Chinese History?

  1. Lewis, China‘s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, pp. 30-57, 85-120, 145-178.

 

Tutorial 3: In what sense Ming China was a turning point for China?

  1. Brook, The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010, pp. 79-105, 106-133, 213-237.

 

Tutorial 4: Major characteristics of Modern China under the Manchu Rule

  1. Rowe, China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009, pp. 63-89,149-174, 231-252.

 

Tutorial Review Essay: 25 Marks

Write a review essay with 2,000-2,500 words based on the reading materials assigned for tutorial presentation. The submission deadline is 14 days from the assigned presentation.

 

Take-Home Exam: 50 Marks

Students will be allowed around three weeks to write an essay in English with around 4,000-4,500 words in response to one of a few questions to be announced during the second last lecture, when more details such as submission date and methods will be provided.

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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