20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module explores what it means to study China at university level, and considers how `area studies' research on China fits within a discipline such as history, political science, or cultural studies. We will work on a combination of new and established research to explore one core topic - in this year, the history of twentieth-century Shanghai as seen from the grassroots. We will consider how histories of China are built, how researchers use primary evidence in text and/or images to understand social change; how to navigate key debates in a field and evaluate competing arguments. You will finish this module with a deep understanding of our core topic and research, critical and writing skills that you can apply and develop in further study. 

Staff Contact: Marjorie Dryburgh
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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