Undergraduate Course: Chinese History and Thought 4B (modern) (ASST10109)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Readings in modern Chinese history and thought, e.g. Mao Zedong etc.; the Chinese cinema and other media as an expression of Chinese thought since the twentieth century. Training in use of original language primary sources.
All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students┐ general ongoing academic development.
Topics covered can include:
- The "Ethnic minority question"
- The Cultural Revolution
- Religious policy and practice
What to expect from the course:
Introduction to and discussion of different topics which focus on key developments in modern Chinese history and thought. Training in reading academic and non-literary modern Chinese, discussion of analysis of key texts, and training in critical analytical thinking.
What is expected from you:
To prepare the requested reading and contribute to discussions in class. Prepare and present when required.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay (2500-3000 words) (50%); MA Honours Chinese Finals Paper 4: Section B (50%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and explain key events in specific periods of China's modern history.
- Explain and situate the core texts within developments in China's modern history.
- Analyze and critically discuss modern Chinese historical and philosophical texts.
- Create arguments based on use of modern Chinese historical and philosophical texts.
- Develop oral and written presentation skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||AS Chin H&T 4B
|Course organiser||Dr Mark Mcleister
Tel: (0131 6)50 4232
|Course secretary||Mr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227