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HSTY1090 - History of Chinese Culture
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,580
International Fee: $3,060
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: History
Offered session(s): 1
Prohibitions: ASNS1101
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Helen Dunstan

Classes: two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week

Assessment: one 1500 word essay based on tutorial readings (30%), one 1500 word essay based on additional reading (35%), informal writing assignments (equivalent to 1500 words) (20%), tutorial participation (15%)

Images of Chinese culture abound, from tiny female foot to endless Wall. This unit of study takes a historical approach to understanding Chinese culture, from its beginnings until recent times. We investigate the diverse evidence on which historians' understanding is based, sampling it in translation. We both look at some big questions and make time for ordinary people's lives. We explore how, historically, Chinese people have viewed government, society, writing, gender, foreign influences, death, the human person, and conformity.
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