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AIE334 - China: From Empire to Republic

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Xiangshu Fang

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIE234, AIE434

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Content

The unit examines the source of Chinese civilisation, foundations of traditional Chinese society and patterns of dynasties' transition. It seeks to engage students in a search for a broad understanding of China's continuous struggles for modernisation since the Opium War. The unit will focus on the period between the late imperial era in the early nineteenth century and the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 as a vehicle for studying the enduring legacies of the past-in-the-present.

Assessment

Class paper 600 words 15%

Group presentation and class participation 20%

Major assignment 1800 words 35%

Two-hour examination 30%

Unit Fee Information

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