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Module Code: CCS105
Module Title: Twentieth Century China
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 the history of twentieth century China. The aim is to provide a foundation of historical and background information to modules in the BA in China Studies.
Learning outcomes 
A. Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the history of twentieth century China, and the international literature on these topics.

B. Understand the historical determinants of social, political and economic change in China.

C. Be aware of the principle debates in the academic literature about twentieth century China.

D. Be able to critically assess international literature on China

E. Have a broad understanding of methodologies used by international academics in their approach to China, and how these have changed over time.
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics
The syllabus will typically include the following topics:


The 1911 Revolution

The May Fourth Movement

The Nanjing Decade & the Sino-Japanese War

Mao Zedong & the Rise of the CCP

Women & the Chinese Revolution

The Early Years of the PRC

The Great Leap Forward

The Cultural Revolution

Deng Xiaoping & Economic Reform

Post-1989 Chinese Society and Politics


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 14  28        108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 10.00
2 Discussion And Debate 10.00
3 Final Exam 60.00
4 Presentation 10.00
5 Reading Reports 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 6:08:34 PM