Aims and Fit of Module
This module provides an introduction to Chinese history of the pre-imperial and imperial periods and to the scholarly literature devoted Chinese history and China’s historical relations with other cultures and civilizations.
A. Demonstrate knowledge of the periods of Chinese history and of the differences between them.
B. Show an understanding of what caused historical change in China over time and an awareness of Chinese history in the international context.
C. Demonstrate awareness of the principal debates in the academic literature about Chinese history
D. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of primary sources about Chinese history in English translation.
E. Analyse and discuss the ways in which different kinds of sources treat information.
Method of teaching and learning
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of topics