20 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: HST2503

Aims/Description: This module will examine key themes in the histories of China's short twentieth century, with a primary focus on interpretations of 'modernity' and 'progress', explanations of revolution, and the ways in which new approaches in scholarship have influenced our understanding of China's recent past. While the structure of the module is loosely chronological, the emphasis is not on the detail of events but on the critical analysis of broad social and political changes, from urbanisation, labour activism, rural development, to gender, revolutionary mobilisation, memory and historiography, and we will examine these through recent historical writing on China and a range of primary textual and visual sources.

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

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