Undergraduate Course: Chinese History 3 (ASST09003)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course presents a broad outline of the historical foundations of China's imperial history, exemplified in the figure of the First Emperor. Students will be introduced to an important chapter in Chinese history, the founding of the first Qin Dynasty and its political, social, cultural and ideological implications. The First Emperor is a perfect example to elaborate on issues relevant also in contemporary Chinese society, where he is utilized in contemporary debates about Neo-Confucianism, nationalism and patriotism accordingly and is presented as heroic figure in films and exhibitions. Students will also be introduced to a variety of multimedia sources and issues of historiographical writing.
This course is intended for students on a Chinese language degree programme (single and joint honours).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| knowledge about the foundational period of the Chinese Empire.
familiarisation with historical sources and issues of historical writing.
development of analytical skills in reading and interpreting historical sources and their contemporary utilisation in various media.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will be offered as an e-learning course. Students will respond to weekly reading assignments to the course tutor, and actively participate in discussion groups.
|Keywords||AS Chinese H 3
|Course organiser||Dr Mark Mcleister
Tel: (0131 6)50 4232
|Course secretary||Mr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227