Undergraduate Course: Tradition and Transformation in the Chinese Economy, 1842-1949 (ECSH10087)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this module, which will be taught as a combination of lectures and
seminars, we will explore the trajectory of Chinese economic history from the end of the First Opium War in 1842 until the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, complementing approaches of economic and political history with those of social, cultural, and intellectual history. From the early days of the opium trade to the collapse of the Republic of China amid hyperinflation, via millenarian rebellions and the urban splendour of 1930s Shanghai, this is a class on China's economic history for anyone interested in understanding the historical experience of one of the most important actors in today's world economy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| * Concepts and institutions underpinning China's economy and society between 1842 and 1949.
* China's experience of economic globalization in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
* Selected historical and theoretical concepts in a Chinese setting (e.g. nationalism, imperialism and globalization).
* Historiographical debates about modern Chinese economic history.
As well as:
* Their ability to present an oral or written structured and coherent argument supported by primary and secondary evidence.
* Their ability critically to evaluate a range of sources pertaining to China's political economy from 1842 until 1949.
* An ability to present critical and reflective ideas on historical issues relevant to the course in a dynamic and interactive seminar environment. Assessment of presentations is intended to emphasize the significance of this learning outcome in the aims of the course.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Felix Boecking
|Course secretary||Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781