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Module Code: CCS103
Module Title: China’s History: 1027 BCE-1927 AD
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
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.
Learning outcomes 
A. Have a clear understanding of the periods of Chinese history and the differences between them.

B. Understand what caused historical change over time.

C. Be aware of the principal debates in the academic literature about Chinese history.

D. Be familiar with primary sources about Chinese history.

E. Understand the historical relationships between China and her neighbors in Asia.

F. Develop an understanding of Chinese history in an international context.

G. Understand the difference between Chinese historical writing and the historical traditions of other cultures.

H. Have an understanding of the breadth and depth of the international China Studies literature on Chinese history.

I. Engage in collaboratively work on a research project or topic.

J. Demonstrate a capacity for independent research.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of topics
The syllabus will typically include the following topics:

Origins of Chinese society, writing and the birth of state under the Shang

The age of Confucius: the Zhou dynasty and the Mandate of Heaven

The Creation of the Empire – the Qin dynasty

The Han Dynasty and the Silk Road

Years of Division and Opportunity: the Six Dynasties Period

China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: the Tang Dynasty

China’s Commercial Revolution: the Song Dynasty

The Mongols and the Horse Riding Neighbors

Ming China I

Ming China II

China under the Manchu I: the Qing dynasty

China under the Manchu II: the Arrival of the Europeans and the Fall of the Empire

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Participation And In-Class Performance 10.00
2 Seminar Presentation 10.00
3 Reading Reports 10.00
4 Case Study 30.00
5 Research Essay 40.00

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