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HIST204 China: Oracle Bones to Revolution

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Chinese history and culture from earliest times until the twentieth century.

This course explores major social, political and cultural developments in Chinese history. Throughout the course students will develop an understanding of key features of Chinese culture and civilisation and the way in which these continue to influence life in China today.

Paper title China: Oracle Bones to Revolution
Paper code HIST204
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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18 100-level HIST points or 108 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff
Professor Brian Moloughney
Valerie Hansen, The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800 (2nd Edition).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain

  • An understanding of the major developments and transitions in Chinese history
  • Knowledge of the distinguishing features of Chinese culture and how these have changed over time
  • An ability to think critically about contemporary interpretations of Chinese history and culture

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system