Chinese 103: History and Culture of China
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- Year 1
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- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the courseAt the end of this course, a student should have a good basic knowledge of the major periods and trends in the development of China and her culture, from the high antiquity to contemporary issues, and he/she should be able to conduct research in traditional as well as virtual libraries, and produce a solid argument in an academic essay.
WorkloadTotal of 22 weeks of teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.
Method of assessmentOne three-hour written examination (70%) May/June and 3 essays totalling a minimum of 5,000 words to be submitted on day 5, week 1, term 2, day 5, week 9, term 2 and day 5, week 1, term 3 (30%).
- Ebrey, Patricia Buckley. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. 2nd ed. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Idema, Wilt and Lloyd Haft: A Guide to Chinese Literature. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997
- Norman, Jerry: Chinese. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988
- Owen, Stephen (ed. & transl.): An Anthology of Chinese Literature. Beginnings to 1911. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996
- Spence, Jonathan: The Search for Modern China. 2nd ed.; New York: W.W. Norton, 1999
- Zhao, Henry (ed.): The Lost Boat. Avant-Garde Fiction from China. London: Wellsweep, 1993
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