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Knowledge and understanding of the key events and themes in Modern Chinese history, including the role of changing Gender relations, War, and Revolution in shaping China.
Demonstrate an understanding of the key historiographical debates in Modern Chinese history.
The ability to develop arguments about the way historians have understood Modern China, thinking critically about the role of the West.
Develop skills in critical reading and analysis of primary sources (both oral and archival).
1. 1644: The Manchu Conquest
2. Women in Qing China
3. Internal Disorder and Foreign Aggression
4. Late Qing Reforms and the 1911 Revolution
5. ‘An Age of openness?’ May fourth, the Nationalist Revolution and the Nanjing Decade.
6. Reading Week
7. The Second World War in East Asia.
8. The Chinese Civil War and the 1949 Revolution.
9. Mao’s China in the 1950’s and the Great Leap Forward.
10. The Cultural Revolution.
11. Reform and Opening and Tiananmen.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: End of term essay of 2,000 words||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Mid-term assignment of 1,000 words||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Students are graded on their contribution to seminars throughout the semester||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on the mid-term and end of term essay assignments are given in writing via Brightspace. Individual online feedback appointments will be made available to students post-assignment.
|Mr Liam Maloney||Tutor|
|Dr Nathan Millin||Tutor|
|Miss Zhengfeng Wang||Tutor|
|Ms Yanli Xie||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Fri 11:00 - 11:50|
|Seminar||Offering 2||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Fri 11:00 - 11:50|
|Seminar||Offering 3||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|
|Seminar||Offering 4||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 15:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 5||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 14:00 - 14:50|
|Seminar||Offering 6||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 14:00 - 14:50|
|Seminar||Offering 7||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 15:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 9||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Thurs 16:00 - 16:50|