Introduction to China’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (F21)

Course content

A review of the most important political, social and cultural developments in China before ca 1900 based on China’s unique combinations of geographical, ethnic and linguistic factors. Classes wil be conducted as lectures (Thursdays) and student presentations and discussions of source material (Fridays). The course will focus on the following topics thematically and diachronically: Revolution, politics, society, agriculture, nation making, education, philosophy, religion, literature and other cultural manifestations. Emphasis is on traditional China and its impact on China today. An additional focus is the changing views of China as well as China’s changing views of its own position in the world.

Education
  • Curriculum for Asian studies at bachelor's degree with basic subject in Chinese studies 2019
  • Programme curriculum Bachelor courses in China Studies 2019 CBS students
  • Curriculum for the elective studies at BA level in China Studies 2019
Learning outcome

BA 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Kinas historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HKIB00931E)

BA Elective - CBS 2019 Curriculum:
Introduction to China’s History, Culture, and Society B (activiti code HKIB02011E)

BA Tilvalg 2019-studieordning:
Introduktion til Kinas historie, kultur og samfund 2 (aktivitetskode HKIB10161E)

Lectures and student presentations, 2 + 1 hours weekly

Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, ed. 1993. Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. New York: The Free Press.

Hansen, Valerie. 2015. The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800. Second Revised Edition. New York: W. W. Norton.

Spence, Jonathan D. 2013. The Search for Modern China: Third Edition. New York: W. W. Norton.

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 164,25
  • English
  • 206,25