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Date  Oct 22, 2020

The History of Modern China (1919-2010)

Credit:         4

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Zhang Si, Deng Lilan

Course Description:

 

This course is made up with two parts.

The first part is an introduction to the Chinese History since 1919. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) The introduction: the methods and material; (ii) The May Fourth Movement; (iii) The Nationalist Revolution; (iv) the Nanjing Government from 1927-1937; (v) the Soviet China set by the Communists; (vi) the Anti-Japanese War; (vii) The War between the Nationalists and the Communists.

 

The second part includes the history of China from the year 1949 , the time when PPC was founded ,to the present day. The main contents are as follows: (i) The introduction : self-introduction, course description, reference, and Historical material; (ii) The establishment of PPC; (iii) The commencements of the reforms and economic recovery; (iv) The completion of Socialist transformation, and the beginning of socialist construction in large scale; (v) The inquiry and the practice of theory about the socialist construction; (vi) Years of the Cultural Revolution; (vii) The new era brought by the “Reform and opening up”;  The economic development and social change of China in this decade.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Modern China (1840-1919)

 

History of the Anti-Japanese War

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jiang Pei

Course Description:

 

Based on interpretations of historical materials, this course gives a brief introduction to changes of political patterns in modern East Asia and one of the key points is that with western invasion and its own downfall, the Qing Dynasty failed to keep pace with the time and save itself and therefore, the Chinese civilization turned out to be outdated and incompatible compared with the situation of modern social development. While at the same time, Japan followed up timely, strongly westernized through the Meiji Restoration and rose rapidly. China’s leading role in East Asia was rivaled by Japan. The political order in East Asia was changed and Japan secured its leading position in this area. It was this status change between China and Japan and the specific expansive nature of modern industry that determined Japan’s invasion policy towards mainland China.

 

This course aims to introduce the whole process and major events during the 15 years’ Sino-Japanese War, such as the 918 Incident, the North China Incident, the overall broke-out of the Sino-Japanese War, major battles, significant decision-makings of the national government, Puppet rules, the Chinese Communist Party’s resistance behind enemy lines, etc. Other topics will also be included, such as the Nanjing Massacre which still affects the current Sino-Japanese relationship, the evaluation of the wartime relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang which affects the cross-straits relationship, and so on. We will also track the latest academic developments in this field, introduce new studies and put emphasis on understanding the war and the Sino-Japanese relationship scientifically and rationally.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern Chinese History; Modern and Contemporary Chinese History

 

Social and Culture History of Ming-Qing China

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chang Jianhua, Zhang Chuanyong

Course Description:

 

The aim of this course to make students understand the basic content of the  history of  Chinese civilization including structure and mental life of society  and thus  deepening their knowledge of Ming and Qing dynasties. The main contents of this course include social status, family and clan, weddings and funerals, annual festivals, basic necessities of life (food, clothing, shelter and transportation), grass-roots social, custom changes, rural society, popular religion, entertainment and so on.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Study on the Qin and Han Dynasties

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:       

Instructor:       Liu Min

Course Description:

 

The teaching object of this course is the third year undergraduate students, whose major are the history of China, the history of world and musicology. Before learning of this course, students should have learned the following courses: Ancient History of China, Ancient Chinese language and anthology of Chinese history, and they should have the basic knowledge of the ancient history of China and ancient Chinese language.

The Purpose and requirements of this course: Through this course, students will first comprehend the Qin and Han Dynasties' detailed process of historical development and understand and grasp the history and current situation study of the Qin and Han Dynasties and the main issues and the developing trends. Secondly they should know the main historical materials and references. Finally, they should grasp the main features of this historical period and its influences on the whole history of China.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient History of China, Ancient Chinese language, Anthology of Chinese history

General Theories for the Study of History

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Sun Weiguo

Course Description:

 

This course is a systematic introduction on the omnibus historical knowledge of theories. The issues discussed includes: (i)The basic notion of History studies(ii)The evolution of Western theory on historiography(iii)The traditional Chinese theory on historiography and the transformation of Modern Chinese historiography(iv)The historical epistemology and methodology on historiography studies(v)The fundamental nature of social history.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Lihua

Course Description:

 

This course will focus on more than a double of fundamental topics in the history of Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties, including those of natural environment, political system and events, economic changes, cultures, religions as well as social life and folklores. The objective is to enhance students’ understanding of the era the basic historical characteristics, the convergence compared with times before and after the era, and the unique status in the historical process of China. Students are encouraged to express their ideas on the Controversial academic issues.

 

Prerequisites:

General History of China

Wei, Jin and Southern-Northern Dynasties

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Sun Liqun

Course Description:

 

Wei, Jin and Southern-Northern Dynasties is a tortuous period of development in Chinese history, and it is also a transition which is the economical and cultural summit between Han and Tang Dynasty. If there is no Wei, Jin and Southern-Northern Dynasties, there is no the strong and prosperous situation in Sui and Tang Dynasty. This course will mainly introduce the historical materials and the research trends of this period, including the politics, economic, culture, nation relationships, social life, and comments about some important or famous people and so on. By learning this course, you can get an overall and systemic realization for Wei, Jin and Southern-Northern Dynasties, which will strengthen understanding about our ancient Chinese history.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Ancient China

History of the Cultural Revolution

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jiang Pei

Course Description:

 

This course, through the interpretation of the existing materials, focuses on the analysis of the causes and background of the Cultural Revolution and mainly introduces Mao Zedong’s specific ideas, practices and expected results of the Cultural Revolution in order to help students avoid one-sided understanding of Mao Zedong Thought.

 

Another major focus lies in the analysis of the historical process and important events during this period, such as the Red Guard Movement, Destroy the Four Olds Movement, Seize Power Movement, “Dou Pi Gai” Campaign, the May-16th Event, Shangshan xiaxiang Campaign (educated urban youth go and work in the countryside or mountain areas), the establishment of the revolutionary committees, Lin Biao Incident, Pi lin pi kong Movement (Criticize Lin Biao, Criticize Confucius), Commenting SHUIHU campaign, Fanji Youqing fananfeng Movement (Counter the Right deviationists’ trend to reverse correct verdicts), the Tiananmen Incident, etc., through which the students can get a clear understanding about the basic historical facts concerned.

 

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the reason why the Cultural Revolution came into being during that period, its relationship with the international situations at that time, its relationship with the Ultra-Left trend in the ideological field at that time, and also its relationship with traditional Chinese political culture.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern Chinese History; Modern and Contemporary Chinese History

The History of the Yuan Dynasty

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Xiaoxin

Course Description:

 

The purpose of this course is to deepen the study and research of Chinese ancient history and   expand their knowledge and academic interest in the direction of ancient dynastic history.

 

The course instructs the subject on the history of ancient Mongolia and the Yuan Dynasty, including the characteristics of the Yuan Dynasty and basic historical records, reference, research profile at home and abroad. The course will help students to master the evolution and vicissitude of the Mongol empire and the Yuan Dynasty. Political and military systems of the Yuan Dynasty are also the content of the course: Mongolia system, the system of succession to the throne, military structure and function of Mongol, the adoption and use of Chinese traditional system, complex governing system. The course also teaches the following topics of the Yuan Dynasty: social economy, social class hierarchy, ethnic relations, sino-foreign relationship, religion, culture, science and technology, folk customs and the historical status of the Yuan Dynasty. Meanwhile the course will instruct a special historical records of the Yuan Dynasty. The records are called Ying Yi Style(硬译公牍文体) in Mongolian and Chinese(a special style of translation in which Mongolian and Chinese and their grammars are integrated together).

 

Prerequisites:

The Chinese Ancient History, Selected Works of History, Ancient World History

Introduction to Local Records

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Dedi

Course Description:

 

This course is divided into four chapters, describes: Fang and Fang science, ancient local records and research, local records of the principles and stylistic rules, local records of the methods and steps. Through study, students in this part of the literature to understand and use relevant work for the future and lay a sound foundation.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient Chinese History, Classical Philology

Chinese Social Custom History

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhang Chuanyong

Course Description:

 

The aim of this course to make students understand the basic content of the history of Chinese society and custom and thus deepening their knowledge of Chinese society and culture. The main contents of this course include weddings and funerals, annual festivals, basic necessities of life (food, clothing, shelter and transportation), custom changes, popular religion, entertainment and so on.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Economic History of Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Lihua

Course Description:

 

This course will introduce the basic knowledge and research methods on economic history in ancient China, aiming to improve the students’ understanding of the historical process and context of ancient China's economy, help them to acquire the basic historical data, theories and methods of the related researches. Content of the course will include the productive forces, production relations, population, land, industries, systems of taxation & corvee, economic ideas, and so on in different eras. A special attention will be focused on the long-term historical trend of economic changes.

 

Prerequisites:

General History of China

Social History in Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             6    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Yan Aimin

Course Description:

 

The course introduces Chinese ancient social history by knowing methods and reading basic historical data. The subjects will be mainly included, the basic knowledge, research methods, the way of life and customs and the evolution of social history in ancient China. This course will be a class of explanation and discussion between teacher and students.

 

Prerequisites:

Selected Works of History, The Ancient History of China

The History of Political System in Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Xue Lei

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the main political system of Ancient China. China is a unified multi-ethnic country with a long history. With complete systema great deal of experience, the main political system of ancient China had far-reaching impact on China and East Asia.

 

The purpose of the course is to deepen the basic knowledge for general history of Chinato expand the knowledge and learning interest of the history of political system in ancient China. The course content will be divided into several cross-cutting themesbreaking the limitations of dating,  paying attention to backward and forward linkages and interaction.

 

The main themes include the following content of political system in ancient China, emperor system, central bureaucracy, local bureaucracy, official-selecting system, examination office system and so on. Based on the above content, the course will summarize the operating principles, characteristics and social influence of China's traditional political system.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Marriage and Family of History in China

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Yan Aimin

Course Description:

 

The course introduces the marriage and family history in ancient China by knowing methods well and reading basic historical data. The subjects will be mainly included, the basic knowledge, research methods, and the evolution of Chinese marriage and family history. This course has two parts, explanation and discussion between teacher and students.

 

Prerequisites:

Selected Works of History, Ancient History of China

The Modern China History

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Hou Jie

Course Description:

 

This course designed to provide a comprehensive and systemetic study of the theory, methods, and the history of modern China. With the aim that students can have a better understanding of the national conditions so as to serve for the modernization.

Course contents: (1) The national and international during the Tao-kuang period time; (2) The peasant wars during the Xianfeng and Tongzhi period of time; (3) The Second Opium War and the Westernization Movement; (4) The Sino-foreign relationship, the Sino-French War and Sino-Japanese War during the Xianfeng and Tongzhi period of time; (5) The national crisis and the Reform Movement; (6) Missionaries, missionary cases and the Boxer Uprising; (7) The New deal of the late Qing dynasty and the preparation for constitutionalism: the transition from a traditional society to a modern society; (8) The Revolution of 1911 and the fall of Qing Dynasty; (9) The fatuous rule of the Northern Warlords.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Ancient History, The World Ancient History

A History of Foreign Affairs of Modern China

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Li Yongsheng

Course Description:

 

Foreign affairs of modern China greatly affected the process of modern China. This course deals with the foreign relationship of China from 1840 through 1949. The course lay special emphasis on the newly-achievements in academic circles. While It will give a systematical lectures on this issue, the course will pay more attention to the issues below:

1. The conflicts between the Powers resulted during their invasion of China and the diplomatic strategy of Chinese government.

2. The whole process of the origin, development and abolishment of the unequal treaties.

3. The struggle of the Chinese government and Chinese people against the unequal treaties.

4. The negotiation between China and Japan about the 21 demands.

5. The negotiation between China and Russia about the Mongolian issue.

 

Prerequisites:

A History of Modern China

The Modern China Social History

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Hou Jie

Course Description:

 

This course enables students to systematically learn the theories, research methods, and the current studies of Chinese modern social history. With the aim to broaden the knowledge scope of students, and help them to establish a reasonable knowledge structure.

 

Course contents: (1) The definition, research theories and methods of social history; (2) The basic elements of a modern society: population, family, clan, urban and rural communities; (3) Social stratum.: gentry, workers, merchants, comprador, national capitalists, confraternity members, soldiers, intellectuals and etc.; (4) Social problems and governance: opium, gambling, prostitution, foot binding, fights and etc..

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Modern History, Chinese Ancient Social History

General Introduction of Chinese Historical Geography

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Liu Min

Course Description:

 

The teaching object of this course is the second-year undergraduate students, whose major are the history of China, the history of world and musicology. Before learning of this course, students should have the following knowledge: basic knowledge of Chinese History and basic knowledge of modern geography.

 

The Purpose and requirements of this course: Through this course, students will understand the Chinese historical geography's basic theory, basic content, and the main relative books, particularly understand and grasp the Chinese historical geography in the main branch in combination with the Characteristics of the Department of History. Finally, they should understand its development and changes of circumstances and the regular pattern.

 

Prerequisites:

General History of China

The Modern China History of Secret Society

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Hou Jie

Course Description:

 

This course enables students to systematically learn the theory, methods and the status quo about the history of Chinese modern secret society, broaden the knowledge scope, and recognize the national situations during the time.

 

Course contents: (1) The basic concepts and research methods of modern secret society; the functions and the types of secret society; (2) The definition, characteristic, basic doctrines and scriptures of secret folk religion; (3) The origin and development of the White Lotus, and it’s, doctrines and scriptures, organizational forms, social construction and the black magic; (4) The history, organization development and doctrines of Eight Trigrams and the Eight Diagrams uprising during Xianfeng and Tongzhi period of time; (5) Big Sword Society, Yihe Boxing, the Red Spears, I Kuan-Dao and other religious sects; (6) The definition, modern development and change, and the basic characteristic of civil secret societies; (7) The origin and development, organizational structure, sworn ceremony, pledge will impose and the cipher insinuations of Tian Di Hui; (8)The origin, internal structure, initiation ceremony, regulation and the cipher of the Society of Brothers; (9) Summary: How to understand the problems exiting in the history of modern secret society? How to develop the research of the history of modern secret society?

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Modern History

The History of the Chinese Minority Nationalities and the Relations between All Nationalities

Credit:     2   

Semester:      3           

Course Type: Elective 

Instructor:       Wang Xiaoxin

Course Description:

 

The purpose of this course is to deepen the basic knowledge for general history of Chinato expand the knowledge and learning interest of Chinese ethnic historyto  strengthen ties in other areas of social sciencesto reflect the actual function of history.

 

The course is an introduction to the history of ethnic minorities and the profile of the relationship between the Han and minority nationalities from ancient to now. The course will help students to understand the development and general research profile of ethical history and ethnology.

 

The following is the specific content of this courseethnic originethnic classification, the national language genealogy, the development and evolution of racethe characteristics of ethnic relationsimportant political and military structurenational culturenational customs. The course will also introduce related knowledge of ethnology, cultural anthropologynational language and will deepen the understanding of objective laws of multi-ethnic, unified state’s formation and development. The course includes project-based discussion of some hot ethnic issues from the perspective of history and reality.

 

Prerequisites:

The Chinese Ancient History, Chinese Modern History

 

Academic History of Chinese

Credit:         2

Semester:             evens    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Kun Aobaiguy

Course Description:

 

Academic, refers to a systematic and more professional. Any academic are the rise of certain historical conditions, and developed over time evolve. History of the development of academic, historical perspective the development of academic, an academic history. Academic created by people who by inheritance, and commitment

The main form of transmission of the. Academic figures and scholarly writing was a form of academic history of the development. Therefore, the academic history of the first object is the person's history of academic and academic theory with history.

Independent origin of ancient Chinese civilization, but also sustainable development of five thousand years. This period produced a rich academic and distinctive features of academic history, and thus constitute an important part of ancient Chinese civilization.

Throughout the history of ancient Chinese philosophy, the content is extremely rich and complex, contract outline collar can be divided into eight periods:
1, The Mystery of the Five Emperors school age
2, Xia, Shang and Western Zhou historian of science
3, Spring and Autumn of 100 of the school
4, the Western Han Dynasty, Han Dynasty Confucianism
5, Wei and Jin metaphysics period
6, Sui Northern and Southern Buddhism
7, Song and Ming Dynasties of Science
8, Qing Han

Almost eight times more than they are divided into three stages. 1 to 3 for the first stage, said, straight-line development; the first 4 to 6 for the second stage, said, branch development; 7 8 for the third stage, said, return to development. Hereby specifically analyzed as follows.

The first stage. The Mystery of the Five Emperors of the times school is the academic stage, the various factors in the development of civilization among the duration of about one thousand years. Mystery of the school during this period was full of deliberation, was very rich. Hsia, Shang and Western Zhou China's early civilization stage, the primary countries, the historians as a significant part of the ruling class, master of all the academic culture of the nation, the so-called Learning in the official. Historian of science directly inherited Mystery of the study, but further development of the rich. To the Spring and Autumn Warring States period, and finally burst out of the Chinese academic brilliant era. Warring States period of Chinese civilization transition, is also a hub of civilization during this period of the study appear in the Six Classics, the philosophers of science, Poetry in science, science of the number of patients, side of science and technology are is an important manifestation of the axis of civilization. These are rich academic and cultural pre Mystery of science, historian of science which was based on. The so-called Six Classics are all history, Scholars for historian, that is, its Permit.

The second stage. German philosopher Karl Jaspers pointed out: most prominent feature of the axis of civilization is to sum up the past, culture, and crystallized over, has a profound impact on subsequent culture. This era produced until today is still the scope of the basic areas of our thinking and created the survival of human remains which the source end of the World's Religions. Axis Culture of China's Warring States generated by academic and cultural, directly influenced later 2000 years of academic culture. Eastern Han Dynasty Western Han Dynasty Confucian dispute is, centered around the Spring and Autumn Period Classics and Confucius, Mencius, Xun Zi, Confucianism initiated. Wei and Jin metaphysics during the Spring and Autumn are directly inherited in the Philosophy of Lao, but also integration of Confucianism. However, to the Sui Southern Confucianism came from India. Buddhism prevalent in the occasion of the two study continues the development of Confucianism and Taoism, to the Tang dynasty and Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism or both known to the world, or one after another.

The third stage. Neo-Confucianism and the Han Dynasty in turn be of the Spring and Autumn Period and Orientation of Confucian Classics. The difference lies moral principles physical play, is a continuation of the Han New Text school; and Han emphasis textual exegesis is to carry forward the school in Han Dynasty, China's axis and the revival of civilization memories, so broad as the third stage of academic return to development.
This course on the above, a detailed and creative interpretation.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Language and Chinese Literature

History of Ancient Chinese Intellectuals

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Sun Liqun

Course Description:

 

Intellectuals are often called as scholar-officials, Confucian or literators in ancient China. Between government and the common people, the scholar-officials of ancient China are a special active group, who has a close relationship with the politics, ideology and culture in our ancient China. This course mainly tell us how the ancient Chinese scholar-officials formed and developed, what the social status and historical action of the intellectuals was, what their life style and attitude to intercommunion was, what their spirit and view was, the relationship between the scholar-officials and the social ethos or the politics, and so on. This course can give us an open view, strengthen the understanding with the social structure of ancient China and enhance the realization for the traditional culture of China, so that it is useful for us to know some problems about today’s intellectuals.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Ancient China

History of Chinese Religion

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhang Rong

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the religious theory and religious reality in Chinese history. It consist of 15 lectures:

Lecture One: The development and differences in historical ages.

Lecture Two: Functions of religion

Lecture Three: Classical religion in early China

Lecture Four: The origin of noble Daoism

Lecture Five: The origin of popular Daoism

Lecture Six: Ge Hong and Inner Chapters of Baopuzi

Lecture Seven: Ge Chaofu and Lingbao scriptures

Lecture Eight: Pure Land Buddhism

Lecture Nine: Tiantai Buddhism

Lecture Ten: Zen Buddhism

Lecture Eleven: Popular Buddhism during Song Dynasty

Lecture Twelve: Popular Daoism during Qing Dynasty

Lecture Thirteen: secrete religion during Ming Dynasty

Lecture Fourteen: Inner cultivation Daoism

Lecture Fifteen: Lin Zhao-en and Three in One religion

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient History of China

Studies on the History of the Republic of China

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jiang Pei

Course Description:

 

This course will first introduce all kinds of relative archival materials kept in the Second Historical Archives of China, Taiwan, the United States, etc. The interpretation of primary materials will be strongly emphasized during the course.

 

Second, based on the prerequisite course -- Modern and Contemporary Chinese History -- this course will track the academic front, discuss a number of heated and controversial topics, such as the evaluation of the 1911 Revolution, the nature of the Beijing Government, the evaluation of the May-Fourth Movement, the evaluation of the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang, the evaluation of the Kuomintang’s organizational system, evaluation of foreign relations, the reason of Kuomintang’s defeat, etc.

 

Third, this course will analyze those significant factors that affected the development and the evaluations of the history of the Republic China. Those factors include nationalism, foreign forces, political parties’ propaganda, international relations, and so on. Through such analysis, this course aims to give students a new perspective for them to understand the complexity of the historical development of the Republic China, which is different from that of the revolutionary history point of view and propaganda in reality.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern Chinese History; Modern and Contemporary Chinese History

Studies on the History of the People’s Republic of China

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jiang Pei

Course Description:

 

This course focuses on the 60 years of the national history of China, its basic outline and features. The 60 years’ history will be divided into two stages -- the first 30 years before and those after 1978. In addition, important events will also be the major points of analysis, such as the San da gaizao (“Three Reforms” Movement), Fan you (Anti-the-Right Movement), Da yuejin (the Great Leap Forward Movement), Learning from Lei Feng Movement, the Cultural Revolution, the reform and opening process, contemporary Chinese economy and its international status.

 

Through comparison and contrast, students will understand, first, traditional China was a political society and this political feature was not released before 1978; second, policy changes will lead to fundamental changes in Chinese society; third, under the current system, conceptual changes of the authorities are required in order to realize China’s political change; four, the establishment and improvement of a modern economic system is the prerequisite for Chinese society to achieve modernization.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern Chinese History; Modern and Contemporary Chinese History

The Modern Chinese Popular Consciousness

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Hou Jie

Course Description:

 

This course enables students to systematically examine the theories and the research methods of the history of modern Chinese public awareness. A good understanding of the discursive dyslexia of the general public, will provide a better understanding of a country’s national character, and provide a better service for the modernization.

 

Course contents: (1) the basic concept, relevant theories, research methods, the major studies, overseas researches of the history of the awareness of modern Chinese people; (2) The creation environment of the Chinese public awareness; (3) The secular view of life. (4) The song of loving Chinapatriotic consciousness; (5) The concept of harmony, peace and equal; (6) Double variation of male and female emotions. (7) Utilitarian consciousness; the psychological orientation of selflessness; (8) A wonderful On The Divine Comedy: Contentment, spiritual victory and a bewildering spiritual world.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Modern HistoryChinese Modern Secret Social History

Economic History of Ming and Qing

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:       

Instructor:       Xu Tan

Course Description:

 

Economic History of the Ming and Qing is one of the Chinese histories, which has a Major breakthrough in recent years. The main elements of the course is:(1) The latest research results in this discipline and the related theoretical debates;(2)The population and arable land in the Ming and Qing Dynasties;(3)The changes in the taxes and corvee system;(4)The different characteristics of the regional economy; (4) The circulation of commodities between regions; (5) The market network of urban and rural areas ; (6) The development of economy in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the modern  road  in  China.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient Chinese History, Modern and Contemporary Chinese History

The Regional Social History of North China

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhang Si

Course Description:

 

The course will include the regional history of North China from Ming and Qing Dynasty until modern time. The main contents are as follows: (i) The achievement and main topic about the research of the regional social history of North China. (ii) The summary description about the basic condition of rural area in North China in modern times; The economy and society of North China;(iii)The rebellion and revolution;(iv) Villages communities, the cooperation among villages, the connection between villages and national political power;(v)Physical and emotional livesconventionscustoms and beliefs.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Modern China

Social History of Disease and Medical Treatment in Late Imperial China

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Yu Xinzhong

Course Description:

 

The main contents of the course are as follows: 1) the pursuit of sense and methods of diseases and medical treatment in history;2) the background of the rise of social history of medicine, as well as its reality and future;3) main diseases and replies to them from community in early modern China; 4) diseases and the development of medicine in early modern China; 5) sense and action of hygiene and their transition in early modern China. I hope the course will lead the students to a new knowledge field, drive their attentions on issues linked with life in history, and make them focus on the historical development of life itself, as well as help them understand the early modern China society in a new angle of view.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient History of China, Modern History of China

The Modern Chinese Social General History

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Hou Jie

Course Description:

 

This course enables students to systematically study the theories and the research methods of the history of Chinese modern gender studies. With the aim to help the students to have a better understanding of the lives of women, their habits, thinking and etc. After study the female group which has no right during the past centuries, this could also help the students to have a good understanding of the current national conditions and provide full service for China’s modernization.

 

Course contents: (1) the basic concepts, theories, research methods, primary studies of Chinese modern social gender history, and the contemporary gender history studies in the U.S., Germany, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China and other countries and regions; (2) Family and society: from tradition to modern times; (3) Female and the development of modern society; (4) The professional roles of female; (5) Comprehensive studies of social gender; (6) Female folk; (7) Gender and religion; (8) The history of body.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Modern History, Chinese Modern Social History

Basics of Chinese Historical Document

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Zhao Boxiong

Course Description:

 

This course demands students to master relevant knowledge of Chinese historical document. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) how does the Chinese historical document generate? (ii) manifold document; (iii) classification of Chinese historical document; (iv) introduction to the basic situation of classics, etc.

 

Prerequisites:

History of Ancient China, Ancient Chinese

Studies on Tun-huang

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Liping

Course Description:

 

Tun-Huang was an important cty on the Silk Road, and the cross point of four major ancient cultures: China, India, Greece, and Islam. In 1990, fifty thousand some ancient books and antiques with various kinds were found in the Treasure Cavern of Mogao Grottoes there, covering fields like archeology, history, geography, religions, and arts, etc. These books and antiques have been hailed as the encyclopedia of middle ancient China. After this, the study of Tun-Huang, a multidiscipline which studies the excavated books of Tun-Huang, the Grotto Art, and the antiques of northwestern China, has been gradually taking shape and now has become a famous study with an international reputation.

 

Prerequisites:

General History of China

The History of Chinese Historiography

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Qiao Zhizhong

Course Description:

 

This course focuses on the comprehensive descriptions and systematical analyses on the evolution of Chinese historiography and its pattern tracks. The issues discussed includes: (i)The evolution course of Chinese historiography and their respective features in different phases(ii)The internal drive and mechanism of Chinese historiography development (iii)The relations between historiography and all the social factors (iv)The achievements of Chinese historiography and its value (v)The academic system and the research approaches to the history of Chinese historiography.

 

Prerequisites:

General Theories for the Study of History

History of the Qing Dynasty

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       He Xiaorong

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the history of the Qing Dynasty (1616-1840). The course will mainly examine the history of the establishment and growth and powerful and prosperous and decline of the Qing Dynasty.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of the Ancient China

Selected Works of History

Credit:         4

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Yan Aimin, Hu Baohua

Course Description:

 

This course mainly has two parts, introduction and reading to some classical Chinese historical books. The teaching materials are a select collection of historical documents and ancient books. By reading and analyze them, the course will improve students professional skill.

 

Prerequisites:

The General History of China

Classical Bibliography

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Dedi

Course Description:

 

This course is divided into six chapters, systematically introduce and explore the many classical Bibliography academic issues, including: directory and bibliography of classical Bibliography function, the classical history of the development of the Bibliography. By learning to enable students to understand the situation of ancient literature, coarse knowledge of academic origins, so that engaging in academic research.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient Chinese History, Classical Philology

 

Study on the Songs

Credit:     2   

Semester:      0           

Course Type: Elective 

Instructor:       Li Xiaotang

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the Songs which is The first collection of poems of China.

It mainly includes the following subjects:Foundation knowledges about the poems;Reading and explaining.

 

Prerequisites:

 

The Early History of Ancient China

Credit:         4

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Sun Liqun

Course Description:

 

This course is a professional basic course for the undergraduates majored in history. By introducing systematically the history from Pre-Qin period to Southern-Northern Dynasty, it not only makes the students acknowledge the clues to the basic development and some important issues in ancient Chinese history, but also let them learn the knowledge of the history of ancient Chinese such as politics, economic, institutions, culture and science, nation and diplomacy and so on. At the same time, this course is helpful for them to learn the basic means to study history accept the basic training for history learning and cultivate the professional awareness, so that it can lay the foundation for the further study.

 

Prerequisites:

 

The Chinese Ancient History in Later Period: The History of the Sui, Sung, Liao, Chin, Yuan, Ming, and Ch’ing Dynasty

Credit:         4

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Wang Xiaoxin, Li Zhian, Wang Lihua, Yu xinzhong, Xue Lei

Course Description:

 

This course is the basic core curriculum of history department.which requires students have a relatively deep understanding of the following issues of Chinese ancient history: elementary knowledge, developmental clues and important cases.

 

Ten dynastic periods are covered in the course, Sui, Tang, Wudai, Liao, Song, Xixia, Jin, Yuan, Ming, Qing(before 1840). This course is an introduction to the evolution of Chinese history, succession of dynasties, characteristics of dynasties, historical periods, unite and division in above-mentioned historical period.

 

The course will mainly instruct and discuss the following subjects from Sui Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. (i)The characteristics of China's feudal society and political development: the autocratic centralization, bureaucracy, official-selecting system, ethnic relations, the evolution of the political center.(ii) The system and characteristics of economic: the feudal ownership of state-owned land, landlordism, changes in the tax system, transfer of the economic center, urban development. (iii) The development and characteristics of society: hierarchy, clan System, population problem, social organizations, the style and fashion of life. (iv) The development and characteristics of culture: science and technology, Buddhism, Taoism, science, art, the alien and exotic culture, ancient Literature and historical records in in all above periods.

 

Prerequisites:

The Early History of Ancient China, Select Works of History

The Early History of Ancient China

Credit:         4

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Sun Liqun

Course Description:

 

This course is a professional basic course for the undergraduates majored in history. By introducing systematically the history from Pre-Qin period to Southern-Northern Dynasty, it not only makes the students acknowledge the clues to the basic development and some important issues in ancient Chinese history, but also let them learn the knowledge of the history of ancient Chinese such as politics, economic, institutions, culture and science, nation and diplomacy and so on. At the same time, this course is helpful for them to learn the basic means to study history accept the basic training for history learning and cultivate the professional awareness, so that it can lay the foundation for the further study.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Foreign Trade Development in Modern China (1840-1949)

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Mao Likun

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the history of foreign trade development in modern China. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) the major items of goods and products in foreign trade, including tea, silk, oil, opium, cotton and petroleum; (ii) some commercial cities booming through the development of foreign trade, including Shanghai, Tianjin and Hong Kong; (iii) trade relations between China and her major partners, i.e. UK, USA, Russia, Japan, Korea and India; (iv) comprador bourgeoisie growing along with the development of foreign trade in modern China; (v) some typical foreign trade firms and companies in modern China, including Jardine & Matheson Co., Russell & Co., and Butterfield  Swire Co. (vi) the  consequences of foreign trade development in modern China; (vii) some vital commercial and trade theories of Chinese-style.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern China History

Modern Chinese Urban History

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jiang Pei

Course Description:

 

The transition from rural to urban communities is one of the fundamental hallmarks of mankind’s entering modern society. Modern China started the process of modernization in the context of alien invasion. Although urbanization process must have some regular patterns in general, modern China’s urban development was determined to bear certain unique features due to the background of Western invasion and the basic characteristics of the transformation of traditional China to modern society.

 

Traditional Chinese cities were generally built near big rivers. They were subject to the administrative system, affected by the constraints of rural economy and were significantly consumptive and political units. Therefore, most traditional cites were located along Guan Dao (national roads) and waterways; most of them were not economic centers but local administrative centers with smaller populations. On entering modern times, with the demand of trade and the influence of industry and transportation, urban patterns in China became diverse: port cities along the southeast coast were the first to be developed; within those foreign concession cities, foreign settlements were developed more rapidly than Chinese areas and western urban planning and municipal constructions were extremely influential; transportation hubs, mineral-based and industrial-based cities rose dramatically and most of them turned into regional economic centers, intermediate or ultimate markets, which fundamentally changed the developing patterns of traditional Chinese cities and also the basic economic patterns of modern China.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern Chinese History; Modern and Contemporary Chinese History

Environmental History of China

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Lihua

Course Description:

 

This course will help the students to build a framework of the knowledge about Chinese environmental history. The teacher will explain the main historical process and problems in environmental changes, introduce the fundamental theories, methods, and data of the field, in order that the students might achieve some understanding of the new field, obtain some new ideas on the interrelationship between environmental changes and civilization developments. Hopefully it might also enhance the students’ understanding and thinking to the contemporary world-wide ecological crisis. Main content includes the long-term changes of climate, forest, wild animals, rivers and lakes, land and desert, ecological concepts…, and so on.

 

Prerequisites:

General History of China

History of Studying Abroad in Modern China

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Liu Xiaoqin

Course Description:

 

The course instructs 100 years history of Chinese students studying Abroad from 1840s to 1940s. In accordance with the characteristics of different stages, history of studying abroad in Modern China will be divided into three periods, such as the Late Qing dynasty, the Beiyang Government and the Nanjing national Government. So this course will describe the three periods in studying abroad, and discuss separately all of aspects such as policies, examinations, supervision etc. about studying abroad in the three periods. The content of the course pays attention to different characters in studying indifferent countries certainly. On this basis, the course focuses on discussion the relationship between studying abroad and social evolution in modern China, especially on influences of returned students in modern China. This course will introduce these theoretical models, research statuses, methods of data collection, in order to better understand and grasp the basic principles and methods of History of Studying Abroad in Modern China.

 

Prerequisites:

History of Ancient China, Modern History of China

The History of Christianity in Modern China

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Hou Jie

Course Description:

 

This course enables students to systematically study the theories and research methods of the Chinese history of modern Christianityand to have a better understanding of the religious and cultural conflicts in China. Also, after examine the exchange and integration between China and foreign countries, the students are hoped to understand the national conditions in China so as to serve for the modernization.

 

Course contents: (1) The research theories, methods, primary sources, research paradigm and contemporary studies of the history of Christianity in modern China within China and overseas; (2) Christianity denomination organizations and social charities, relief and medical activities; (3) Western learning spreading to the east and dissemination of Chinese learning; (4) Missionary cases and the conflicts between people and churches; (5) Chinese churches’ self-reliance. (6) Missionaries and Christians.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Modern HistoryHistory of Christianity

Modern Chinese Social Cultural History

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Xiaoxin

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the Modern transformation of Chinese social cultural .It has main contents :(1)Closed-Door policy of Qing dynasty and Western culture,(2)on the Historical process of modern New Learning and it’s features,(3)the internal cause of transformation of traditional Chinese Leaning,(4)the national orientation of New Learning,(5)the bridge between Chinese and Western Learning, (6)the systematized contents of New Learning, as well as the historical fate and role of New Learning in the process of Chinese modernization.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Ancient China, Modern Chinese history

Western Culture and China’s Modernization

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Deng Lilan

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the Chinese-Western Cultural History since 1840. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) the theory of culture exchanges; (ii) the theory of modernization; (iii) the materiel changes of China influenced by the western Culture; (iv) the institutional changes of China influenced by the western Culture; (v) the value changes of China influenced by the western Culture; (vi) The modernization of China and its future new culture.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Sinology

Credit:         2

Semester:             evens    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Kun Aobaiguy

Course Description:

 

This course aims to guide students to understand, sinology This one covered by the academic departments, outlining the origins of the traditional academic categories and to introduce a number of important books, so that students of sinology There is a comprehensive and correct understanding of their students in-depth study the basis of the relevant advanced courses to develop students who love the Emotions from the Perspective of Chinese culture.
Sinology first appeared in the 17th century, the University of the West, which is meant to the Far East Chinese civilization studies. Today Han's justice sector, resulting from the late 19th century western learning, and cultural transformation of the historical period. Qing Dynasty China two thousand years of feudal system began to collapse, the Western academic influx. Western European and American culture at that time introduced the Western In comparison, China's academic intrinsic referred to as secondary. Revert to some scholars, Han, began to study with the Western relative to China's domestic tradition of academic, including philosophy, history, literature, Zhang Taiyan first proposed, that is, as opposed to Western for the purposes of national and therefore to learn. Has been Write to Liu Shi-pei, Han Fa-hui, Han is a people known as traditional Chinese scholarship. Popular until the 1920s, Sinology, and become the mainstream of academic research in China; after the liberation of the decline in mainland China, the Cultural Revolution after the end of the academic freedom of thought is gradually being restored, the Chinese traditional culture of academic space for the gradual expansion of the 1980s, sinology re-starting.
Sinology based on academic points, should be divided into philosophy, history, religion, literature, customs study, textual criticism, ethics, science and other versions, of which the mainstream language in ancient China; with ideological points, should be divided into pre-Qin philosophers, Confucianism and Taoism release 3 and so on, and led through the ancient Chinese Confucian thought, the other out a subordinate position; Sinology of Si Ku Quan Shu points, should be divided into the classics, history, son, set four, but by the Department as the most important; to Sinology Masters Zhang Tai-yan, Lectures on Sinology, the points, is divided into primary, classical studies, history, philosophers and literature.
   Zhang Tai-yan in his Introduction to Sinology, said: Han's body is a non-mythology classics, history, classical thinkers non-religious, historical non-fiction legend; administration secretary of Sinology of the methods distinguish the authenticity, Tung Primary School, Ming geography, ancient and modern human knowledge changes and identified literary application.
   This course describes the basic areas of sinology, research methods, focusing on the directory, version, language, writing, Exegesis, archeology.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Language and Chinese Literature

Chinese Social Custom History

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhang Chuanyong

Course Description:

 

The aim of this course to make students understand the basic content of the history of Chinese society and custom and thus deepening their knowledge of Chinese society and culture. The main contents of this course include weddings and funerals, annual festivals, basic necessities of life (food, clothing, shelter and transportation), custom changes,  popular religion, entertainment and so on.

 

Prerequisites:

 

The History of Political System in Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             once a year   

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Xue Lei

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the main political system of Ancient China. China is a unified multi-ethnic country with a long history. With complete systema great deal of experience, the main political system of ancient China had far-reaching impact on China and East Asia. On the base of introducing the political profile of ancient Chinese history, the course will introduce the basic political system of dynasties. The evolution of some important political system is the emphasis of the course.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Foreign Trade Development in Modern China (1840-1949)

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Mao Likun

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the history of foreign trade development in modern China. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) the major items of goods and products in foreign trade, including tea, silk, oil, opium, cotton and petroleum; (ii) some commercial cities booming through the development of foreign trade, including Shanghai, Tianjin and Hong Kong; (iii) trade relations between China and her major partners, i.e. UK, USA, Russia, Japan, Korea and India; (iv) comprador bourgeoisie growing along with the development of foreign trade in modern China; (v) some typical foreign trade firms and companies in modern China, including Jardine & Matheson Co., Russell & Co., and Butterfield  Swire Co. (vi) the  consequences of foreign trade development in modern China; (vii) some vital commercial and trade theories of Chinese-style.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern China History

The Social Civilization in the Qin and Han Dynasties

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Dang Chao

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the social civilization in the Qin and Han Dynasties. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) the historical overview and the basic characteristics of civilization in the Qin and Han dynasties; (ii) the agriculture in the Qin and Han dynasties; (iii) the handicraft industry in the Qin and Han dynasties; (iv)the cities and trade in the Qin and Han dynasties; (v) the political systems in the Qin and Han dynasties; (vi) the economic measures in the Qin and Han dynasties; (vii)the cultural achievement in the Qin and Han dynasties; (vii)the community spirit in the Qin and Han dynasties.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Ancient History

Sinology Classics

Credit:         2

Semester:             evens    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Kun Aobaiguy

Course Description:

 

We are teaching the issues involved is how to respond to new historical context of higher education under the new demands. The current existence of such higher education issues: first, quick success, pay attention to knowledge, skills, and the light humanistic education. Second, the globalization misunderstood the West and insufficient attention to the traditional culture. Third, due to the impact of the old teaching model, Introduction to type, profile type of course too much, hamper students to truly in-depth traditional culture. Fourth, more elective courses arbitrary, subjective, lack of systematic, stability is not conducive to human-centered teaching classical ideas of sustainable development. 5, professionalism is too highbrow, focusing on the popularity of the ease of flow at too abstract. To solve the above problems, this course construction based on the colleges and universities, depth of culture, focusing on university students to The Analects of Confucius Historical Records, Selected Works Zhuangzi four books focus on, from the textbooks, curriculum and other aspects of the book stresses the institutionalization Reading of the building,
1, effectively enhanced the children's cultural literacy. This is exactly four classic shape of the national spirit with the root causes of sexual and cultural connotations derived from the central position of teachers in this course again study of talk with the students a thorough and meticulous read together to promote a solid reading of specific works of students to really disseminated by the cultural traditions, with the root causes of human accomplishment. This is not just knowledge transfer, skills development, but also for humanities education and strengthening of the reconstruction.
2, by four classic literary history and cultural history link to expand, so that students understand that their great civilization in the process of the status and important role, recognizing that the more the more the nation in the world, in the globalization trend in the study, carry forward the national culture.
3, breaking the text, history, philosophy, artificial boundaries of traditional subjects, the curriculum for a new structure optimization, which emphasizes curriculum system of integrated, comprehensive and systematic, this classic 4 culture, mastery, link aggregation, to help students into the inner veins of Chinese culture so that students in-depth, detailed study on the basis of the original Code, also from the whole, the macro-level grasp of Chinese culture, improve their ability to integrate culture and contribute to the formation of wider interest and more knowledge high ideological point of view.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Language and Chinese Literature

Department of the World History

A History of Russia

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Xiao Yuqiu

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction of Russian history, from the formation of Kievan Russia to the era after disintegration of the Soviet Union, about one thousand years. Specific contents are as follows, Kievan Russia,the formation and consolidation of the Russian central totalitarian state, Peter's Reform, the prosperity of the Empire, the decline of Serfdom, period of Russian Capitalism, period of turning point in Russia, Civil war,and the establishment of the Soviet Union, the formation of new economic and political system, the Great Patriotic War,also the rise of the Soviet Union, from the thawing to a halt, Gorbachev's perestroika and the Soviet Union's disintegration, the post-Soviet Russia.

This course is not only attaching importance to the history of Russia's politics, economy, and diplomacy, but also paying attention to achievements and features in their religion, science, technology, literature, art and other fields sought to fully demonstrate the history of Russia.

Additionally, this course will be based on the characteristics of the research in Russian history and on the latest historical and the latest scientific research achievements,and by judging the series of events and important people,in order to guide the students to make a proper understanding and appreciation on the rise and decline of Russia,and on the complex process of the success and failure in socialist construction.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Christianity

Credit:         2

Semester:             6    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Zheng Wei

Course Description:

 

The course History of Christianity is taken as an elective course for the third-year and fourth-year students in the Department of the World History. It gives the introduction of Christianity, with its more than two-thousand years history, the most important historical event and basic thread of history transform, its rich doctrinal theories and colorful dogma, active missionary activities and different factions, strong tradition and beautiful art, its diffusion into the ancient and medieval China, and so on. It also gives the evaluation about the history value of this world

religion. Through the course, students can understand well the theories of history research, and promote their abilities of research in the area.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient and Medieval World History (I and II), Modern and Contemporary World History

General History of Canada

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Yang Lingxia

Course Description:

 

The course “General History of Canada” is offered to undergraduate students, and bases on the history from colony to the end of 20th Century.  It relates to many important aspects of this Nation, such as peoples, languages, cultures, constitution, race, localism, welfare, diplomacy, economy, foreign trade, wars, and national policies, and so on. The method of teaching will be used both by prelection and seminar. The purpose of this course will focus on the canonical specialty training and the ability of understanding.

 

Prerequisites:

World History

Select Readings in Historical Documents

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Li

Course Description:

 

This course aims to expanding the range of the students’ vision of the world history, in particular of the modern Europe. For that end, the course will emphasize the elements of the social culture and economic dynamics. The course is based on the students’ general knowledge of world history and English proficiency. They are required to show their deep reading comprehension and writing skills. At the end of the course, the students should demonstrate their mastery of the basic skills of the translation such as faithfulness, smoothness and elegance.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of French Foreign Relations

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Li

Course Description:

 

This course aims to provide the undergraduate students with general understanding of the history of French foreign relations from “The Hundred Years War” to the contemporary era, with a focus on the French contribution to the formation and development of modern diplomatic theory. The course is based on the students’ general knowledge of world history, in particular European diplomatic history. The students are required to do massive reading and participate positively in the class discussion. At the end of the semester, the students should show their capability of critical thinking and writing by a presentation and an essay.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Foreign Historiography

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Ha Quanan, Yang Juping

Course Description:

 

The course History of Foreign Historiography is taken as a required course for the third-year students in the Department of the World History. It gives the introduction of historiography history outside China, with about three thousand years history in different district such as ancient Greece and middle Asia, the most important historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides, their typical works with basic theories, rich and colorful ideas in their works, active and strong influence on the world wide historiography, the compare analysis between them, and so on. It also gives the evaluation about the historians, with the latest research achievements in the field. Through the course, students can understand well the theories of history research, and promote their abilities of research in the area.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient and Medieval World History, Modern and Contemporary World History, History of Chinese Historiography

 

The History of Islam

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Ha Quanan

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the concise history of Islam. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i)the physical setting and historical traditions of Arab Peninsula ; (ii) the beginning of Islam; (iii) the basic beliefs,five pillars,other duties and prohibitions, as well as various rites of Islam; (iv) Islam in the medieval and modern and contemporary times in the Middle East, Central and South and Southeast Asia; (vi) Islam in China.

 

Prerequisites:

Global History, The History of Arabian Civilization, The Concept of Religion

English for the Major in History

Credit:         2

Semester:             1-2 or 3-4     

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Wang Yixin

Course Description:

 

It is offered for the undergraduate students in the School of History as a basic and compulsory course. The purpose of the course is to enhance the students’ ability of reading, understanding and translating the historical texts in English., and, meanwhile, improve the student’s professionalism, and learn some translation and rhetoric skills. The reading texts are mainly chosen from the famous works in history and culture, including the ancient and modern historical documents and speeches, academic monograph and treatises, covering a wide range of fields and subjects, such as history, anthropology, sociology, religion, the theories and studies about civilization, the philosophies of history, etc. The students have to read and translate the texts before class, and present their translation for discussion in class, and finally, a careful analysis and interpretation are to be given by teacher. The teacher lay his stress not only in the analysis of grammatical structure, but also in the historical background, the central idea and the hidden and extended meanings of the text. It is an intensive reading course serving for the professionalism of history.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Seminar in Global Modernization

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhang Weiwei

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to global modernization and academic debates on it from a noncentric and holistic perspective.  The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) concept and nature of global modernization; (ii) theories of global modernization and their backgrounds; (iii) development of global modernization; (iv) global disequilibrium and global modernization; (v) rules of global modernization; (vi) implications of global modernization to human being; (vii) anti-modernization in a global context of past, present and future in the light of philosophy of history and historical psychology.

 

Prerequisites:

English, Global History, World System

Seminar in World System

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhang Weiwei

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to world system and academic debates on it from a noncentric and holistic perspective.  The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) Nature of World System; (ii)World System in Ecological Perspective; (iii) World System in Economic Perspective; (iv) World System in Cultural and Religious Perspective; (v) World System in Political Perspective; (vi) World System in Military Perspective; (vii) World System in the 21st Century: Diversity in Unity in a global context of past, present and future in the light of philosophy of history and historical psychology.

 

Prerequisites:

English, Global History

The Modern History of the Middle East

Credit:         2

Semester:             6    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Ha Quanan

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the concise history of the modern Middle East, especially about its modernization. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i)the zenith and collapse of the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Dynasty; (ii) the modernization of the Republic of Turkey and Persia(Iran); (iii) the modernization of Egypt; (iv) the modernization of Fertile Crescent, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanen, Jordan, Palestine and Israel;(v) the modernization of Arab Peninsula, Including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen; (vi) the basic characters of traditional Islam Civilization and the modernization of the Middle East.

 

Prerequisites:

The Concept of the Middle East, the Environment of the Middle East, the Ancient and medieval History of the Middle East

Skill of Historiography

Credit:         2

Semester:             7    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Ha Quanan, Zhao Xuegong, Wang Lihua, Yu Xinzhong

Course Description:

 

The course Skill of Historiography is taken as an elective course for the third-year or fourth year students in the History College. It gives the introduction of historiography, with systemic analysis of historiographical classify, characteristics of history compilation, differences with other disciplines such as economics, literature, philosophy, moral principles, skills of choosing topics, investigation of research problems, reading papers, textual research of historical materials, writing skills, including syllabus, designing of logical framework, special language of historiography, arrangement of paragraph, technique criterion of writing, commentary and note, modification of papers, and so on. The course emphasizing on practice and training, including analysis of famous historian works and seminar of writing experiences. Through the course, students can promote their abilities of research in the area, especially writing skills.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient and Medieval World History (I and II),  Modern and Contemporary World History, Ancient Chinese History, Introduction of HistoriographyEnglish

Application of Electronic Resources in History

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:       

Instructor:       Luo Xuan

Course Description:

 

This course is designed to enable students to be proficient in doing research work with resources and information available in the digital world. With the development of Internet and computer technology, not only print resources are largely moved to Internet, but many resources are created into digital format only. New resources such as electronic books, electronic journals, web pages, databases, online reference book, etc. are greatly enriching researching resources for the academia, and making research more and more efficient.

 

The course intends to give a broad overview of the search for information in computerized settings, trace the conceptual and technical history of online systems and summarizes the advantages of their use, and describe the telecommunications connection, outline the different types of systems and information that are available for computer searching. Basic information on how databases are constructed and how that structure affects search possibilities will also be introduced. We will discuss the use of a command language, and the design of a search. The instructor will help students have touch on experience of dealing with controlled vocabulary searching, the use of thesauri, and free-text searching. The instruction will pay much attention to different types of databases, bibliographic indexes, full-text files, and reference databases, etc. The course will also cover how to cite academic work, and write academic paper in English. At the end of the semester, students will be able to do online research work independently and be familiar with research requirements in the English World.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Latin American History

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Wang Ping

Course Description:

 

This course is not only an introduction of the history and development process of the Latin American countries from pre-Columbus to 21st century, but also an introduction of the key historical figures, events and theories which made important influences in the development of the Latin American economy and society. This course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i). three American civilizations, (ii).Spanish and Portuguess policies in Latin America, (iii). Independent war and caudillo, (iv). the modernization process, (v).Great depression and the change of the development model, (vi). Debt crisis and reform.  

 

Prerequisites:

World History, World Modern History

History of Ancient Greece

Credit:         2

Semester:             5 or 6    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Yang Juping

Course Description:

 

This course is for the senior students and the post-Graduates who are interested in the ancient world history. The content includes the whole history of ancient Greeks and their world from the beginning of Aegean Civilization to the end of Hellenistic Age. Especially it will introduce the various important views of the subjects such as Greek slavery, system of polis, cultural contributions and the relation between Greek civilization and others around. It will also focus on the indirect cultural relation and the cultural comparison between ancient Greece and China.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient World History

History of Ancient Rome

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Ye Min

Course Description:

 

In this course I will explore the history of ancient Romans from the period 800 B.C. up to 476A.D., namely the “Fall” of Roman Empire. The description of the course will focus on the basic events and figures of the period, as well as various facets of cultural and social literacy. The periodization will be traditional one, including regal, republican and imperial times, the presentation, however, will be brand new, regarding the “transformations” of Roman society and culture.

 

The first three lectures will concentrate on the regal period and Etruscan influence; lectures 4-9 will focus on the Roman Republic and Roman Hellenization; lectures 10-16 will cover the Roman empire and Roman Christianization.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Ancient World, Greek History

The Arabian Civilization

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Ha Quanan

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the concise history of the Arabian Civilization in the medieval times. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i)the physical setting and historical traditions of Arab Peninsula; (ii) the beginning of Islam and  Arabian Civilization; (iii) the zenith and collapse of Medina, Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates; (iv) the Medina, Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates’ religion, culture, economic life and social structure  (vi) the basic characters of traditional Islam Civilization.

 

Prerequisites:

The Environment of the Middle East, Global History, The History of Islam

History of the Byzantine Empire

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Zheng Wei

Course Description:

 

The course History of the Byzantine Empire is taken as an elective course for the third-year and fourth-year students in the Department of the World History. It gives the introduction of the Byzantine Empire, with its more than thousand years history, the most important historical event and basic thread of history transform, its rich and colorful culture, active economy and strong trade and industry, the relationships with the ancient and medieval China, and so on. It also gives the evaluation about the history value of its culture and influences on the other neighbor nations, with the latest research achievements in the field. Through the course, students can understand well the theories of history research, and promote their abilities of research in the area. The basic knowledge of the Byzantines can lead the students to study

deeply the Byzantinology.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient and Medieval World History (I and II), Modern and Contemporary World History

American History

Credit:         2

Semester:             first semester of every year

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Fu Chengshuang

Course Description:

 

It is an elective course to the undergraduate students of History College. The purpose of this course is to study the main developing experiences of America from a colony to the superpower of the world. Generally speaking, this course will focus on the following questions: 1) the political experience of America. How has America evolved from a British colony, through the Independence War, the Civil War, World War I and WW II, to became the “model” of world democracy; 2) its economic modernization; 3) foreign policies and experiences; 4) Sino –American relations; 5) education and Americanization. And so on.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Modern International Relations

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Xiao Yuqiu

Course Description:

 

In this course the main line is the evolution of the world configurationand the changes of political and diplomatic relations in various countries is the main study object, at the same time we concern on the international economic, military, cultural and religious relations. The key points included, Westphalian System, Vienna System, Bismarck continental alliance System, from the multi-polar balance of power to the bipolar confrontation, Versailles - Washington System, the formation of the Yalta System, the international relations under the Bipolar confrontation, the international relations from the poles to the diversification, the end of the Cold War era and the advent of globalization.

 

This course focus on analysis of the rise and fall of major powers, historical features and diplomatic thoughts in order to explain the major role of the great powers in international relations system has played, at the same time it also takes the evolution of the relationship between the Western powers and the Afro-Asian Latin American countries as an important part to investigate in the history of international relations.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Asia-Pacific International History

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhao Xuegong

Course Description:

 

This course is about the international history of Asia-Pacific area, and mainly including China, Japan and United States. It has fifteen topics, such as Chinese-American relations, American-Japanese relations, Chinese-Japanese relations, Open Door policy and US East Asian Policy, WWII in Asia Pacific area, Korean War, Vietnam War etc. By studying the course, the students should have a general view of the evolution of International history in Asia Pacific.

 

Prerequisites:

Modern World History

 

History of Modern International Relations

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Xiao Yuqiu

Course Description:

 

In this course the main line is the evolution of the world configurationand the changes of political and diplomatic relations in various countries is the main study object, at the same time we concern on the international economic, military, cultural and religious relations. The key points included, Westphalian System, Vienna System, Bismarck continental alliance System, from the multi-polar balance of power to the bipolar confrontation, Versailles - Washington System, the formation of the Yalta System, the international relations under the Bipolar confrontation, the international relations from the poles to the diversification, the end of the Cold War era and the advent of globalization.

 

This course focus on analysis of the rise and fall of major powers, historical features and diplomatic thoughts in order to explain the major role of the great powers in international relations system has played, at the same time it also takes the evolution of the relationship between the Western powers and the Afro-Asian Latin American countries as an important part to investigate in the history of international relations.

 

 

 

Prerequisites:

 

Greek Language

Credit:         2

Semester:             6, 7

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Zheng Wei

Course Description:

 

The course Greek Language is taken as an elective course for the third-year and fourth-year students in the Department of the World History. It gives the introduction of Greek language history, with its more than three thousand years development, the most important changes and

basic knowledge of the Greek, including its rich and colorful words, very different pronounces and grammar with other European languages, structure of sentences, slangs and traditions of the language, its changes in ancient and medieval times, and so on. It also gives the translation skills for basic readers and analysis of famous Greek writings nations, with the latest research achievements in the field. Through the course, students can understand well the basic knowledge of Greek language, and promote their abilities of deeper learning.

 

Prerequisites:

English

Latin American Countries Modernization Studies

Credit:         2

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Han Qi

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the theory and history of Latin American countries` modernization. The course will mainly examine the following subjects:(1)Western theory of modernization;(2)Marxist theory of modernization;(3)Overview of world modernization process;(4) Third world modernization process overview;(5)Modernization process in Latin America overview;(6) Early modernization of Latin American countries;(7) Economic development and modernization in Latin American countries;(8) Political development and modernization in Latin American countries; (9)Social development and modernization in Latin American countries; (10) Cultural development and modernization in Latin American countries;(11)Some implications in the process of Latin American countries` modernization.

 

 

Prerequisites:

World history, Latin American history

Modern Global History (1500-1900)

Credit:         4

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Zhang Weiwei

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to modern global history (1500-1900) from a noncentric and holistic perspective.  The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) the causes and consequences of modern global history; (ii) contingence of modern global history and how it shaped national histories in a global context; (iii) different theories and interpretations of modern global history; (iv) issues of globalization and modernization in terms of ecological perspective and future of human being; (v) global disequilibrium and changing world order shaped by social forces; (vi) global development and global crisis; (vii) implications of modern global history to the present and future in the light of philosophy of history and historical  psychology.

 

Prerequisites:

English, Global History before 1500

Ancient World History

Credit:         3

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Yang Juping, Wang Yixin, Ye Min

Course Description:

 

It is offered for the undergraduate students in the School of History as a basic and compulsory course. The content consists of six parts: 1. primitive society, 2. ancient Egypt, 3. ancient west Asia, 4. ancient India, 5. ancient Greece 6. ancient Rome. The first part involves some important issues in prehistory, for example, the origin and evolution of the human being, the forms of primitive marriage, the social organizations such as clan and tribe, and primitive religion and culture. The second part focus on the ancient history of Egypt, including the prehistoric period and 31 dynasties, ended in the conquest by Greeks. The third part covers the ancient histories in Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Phoenicia and Israel. The forth part deals with the history of ancient India, including the Harappa Culture, the Vedic age, the Maha Janapadas, the Maurya period and the Kushan Period. The fifth part refers to the history of ancient Greece, including the Minoan and Mycenaean period, the Dark age, the Archaic age, the Classical age and the Hellenistic age. The sixth part deals with the ancient Roman history, consisting of the prehistory of Italia, the rise of the city of Rome, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, the invasion of barbarians and the ruin of the Western Roman Empire. The multimedia courseware with plenty of pictures and photographs are to be used during the course.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Ancient and Medieval World History (II)

Credit:         4

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Zheng Wei, Ha Quanan

Course Description:

 

The course Ancient and Medieval World History is taken as a required course for the first-year students in the Department of the World History. It gives the introduction of ancient and medieval history on the world, with more than thousand years history in different district such as Europe and Asia, the most important historical event and basic thread of history transform from the ancient to medieval times and also from the medieval to modern times, rich and colorful culture in many countries, active economy and strong trade between them, the world-wide relationships among the different nations or people, and so on. It also gives the evaluation about the history value of medieval culture and multi-influences one other, with the latest research achievements in the field. Through the course, students can understand well the theories of history research, and promote their abilities of research in the area.

 

Prerequisites:

Ancient and Medieval World History (I), Special English for History

A History of American Constitutionalism

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Xiao Jun

Course Description:

 

This course focuses on the systematical analyses on the history of American Constitutionalism. The issues discussed includes:

  1. The nature of American Revolution

  2. Articles of Confederation

  3. Philadelphia Conference

  4. Separation of Powers, checks and balances

  5. American Democracy

  6. The evolution of American presidency

  7. The Judicial Review

  8. Bill of rights

     

    Prerequisites:

     

Canadian History

Credit:         2

Semester:             Second semester of every year   

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Fu Chengshuang

Course Description:

 

It is a free elective course open to all the undergraduate students. The purpose of this course is to introduce the main developing experiences of Canada from the very beginning of colonial settlement to become one of the most developed countries in the world. Generally speaking, this course will focus on the following questions: 1) the political experience of Canada. How has Canada evolved from a French colony, through British North America, to an independent country; 2) its economic modernization; 3) multiculturalism and Quebec separatism; 4) Sino –Canadian foreign relations. And so on.

 

Prerequisites:

 

The

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History of Western Exploration in North America

Credit:         2

Semester:             Every    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Ding Jianmin

Course Description:

 

This course is an interpretive history of western exploration in North America.. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) the American Indians in western exploration; (ii) adventures and colonial contest of European powers; (iii) regional expansion of Canada and the United Sates; (iv) agricultural frontier in north America; (v) mining frontier in the west of North America; (vi) husbandry Frontier in the west of North America; (vii) Urbanization in the west of North America;(viii) Transportation Revolution in the west of North America.

 

Prerequisites:

History of the United StatesCanadian History

American History

Credit:         2

Semester:             first semester of every year

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Fu Chengshuang

Course Description:

 

It is a free elective course open to all the undergraduate students. The purpose of this course is to introduce the main developing experiences of America from a colony to the superpower of the world. Generally speaking, this course will focus on the following questions: 1) the political experience of America. How has America evolved from a British colony, through the Independence War, the Civil War, World War I and WW II, to became the “model” of world democracy; 2) its economic modernization; 3) foreign policies and experiences; 4) Sino –American relations; 5) education and Americanization. And so on.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Introduction of Civilizations History

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Zhiqiang, Yang Juping, Ha Quanan, Zhao Xuegong, Wang Ping, Li Fan, Zheng Wei

Course Description:

 

The course of Introduction of Civilizations summarizes the multi-cultures on the world history, such as ancient Egypt civilization, ancient cultures in the area of the Middle east, classical Greek and Roman ,Islam civilization, Christianity culture, Buddhism civilization, culture of USA, of Japan, of Europe, and so on. Their origins, condition of developments, moments of developments, periods of changing courses, with revelations of their achievements and successful experiences will be analysed in details separately. Students will cultivate their historical feeling and passion about humanity civilizations during the last seven thousands years.

 

Prerequisites:

English and Other Foreign Languages

 

Department of Archaeology and Museology

Techniques of the Cultural Relics and Museology

Credit:         3

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Cheng Pingshan

Course Description:

 

This course is mainly about three important techniques of the speciality of Cultural Relics and Museology, including archaeology field methods, archaeological drawing and archaeological surveying.

 

On the archaeology field methods, focuses on introducing the means f archaeological field investigation, archaeological excavation and compiling archaeological reports. It would help students of this speciality, master the main points, then adapt to the needs of work and research in the future.

 

As for the archaeological drawing, the main teaching is about its theories and practices. Since archaeological drawing emphasizes on practice, so students would have many exercises of drawing cultural relics, it aimed at training students to interpret drawings, hand drawings and solve the problems of using drawings in the research.

 

With regard to the archaeological surveying, is about how to use archaeological instruments to survey archaeological sites and other issues. This course is very professional, so it is usually as an elective course for students of Cultural Relics and Museology.

 

Prerequisites:

 

History of Material Culture in Ancient China 2-1

Credit:         4

Semester:             3    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Jia Hongbo, Liu Zunzhi

Course Description:

 

This is a based and required course for Archaeology and Museology Specialty undergraduate, which contains China ancient material culture history of prehistoric, Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties. The course covers almost all aspects of material culture from the prehistoric period to the QinHan dynasties, which is important for students to learn the basis of archaeological and Cultural Relics knowledge, and learn later professional courses. it plays an important role in the teaching program.

This course requires students to master the characteristics and visage of material culture from prehistoric to the QinHan dynasties, including the production tools, agriculture, handicrafts, art, architecture, material life style and external communication of material culture and so on, especially  need to master the content of  handicrafts, architecture and material life style, etc., which  have close ties with the professional. This course’s difficulties lie in  Palace ritual system architecture, clothing systems, ceremony system utensil and so on, which embody  people's cultural concept  from Pre-Qin to Qin Han.

 

 

Prerequisites:

General Theory of Chinese Archaeology, Ancient Chinese History, Survey of Chinese Relics

History of Material Culture in Ancient China 2-2

Credit:         4

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Liu Yi, Yuan Shengwen

Course Description:

 

This is a based and required course of Archaeology and Museology Specialty undergraduate, which contains China ancient material culture history from WeiJin to MingQing dynasties. This course covers almost all aspects of material culture achievements from the prehistoric period to the MingQing dynasties, which is important for students to learn the basis of archaeological and Cultural Relics  knowledge , and learn later professional courses. it plays an important role in the teaching program.

This course requires students to master the characteristics and visage of material culture from WeiJin to MingQing dynasties, including the production tools, agriculture, handicrafts, art, architecture, material life style and external communication of material culture and so on, especially  need to master the content of  handicrafts, architecture and material life style, etc., which  have close ties with the professional. This course’s difficulties lie in the material culture achievements, which convey ideological concept and ceremony system.

 

Prerequisites:

General Theory of Chinese Archaeology, Ancient Chinese History, Survey of Chinese Relics

Architecture of Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jia Hongbo

Course Description:

 

The ancient architecture is one of the most important material cultures in ancient China. This course will stimulate the students’ interesting on Chinese Culture Heritage. By means of this course, students can learn the history of architecture in ancient China; study the appearance and development of architecture comprehensively; know the architectural engineering, architectural design and architectural style in different periods of ancient China, etc. On the basis of these, the course can not only expand the vision of students but also deepen their cognition to material culture of ancient China.

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Archaeology, Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage, Material Culture of Ancient China

Bronzes of Ancient China

Credit:         3

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Jia Hongbo

Course Description:

 

The bronzes, as a precious metal ware, are one of the most important material cultures in ancient China. The Bronze Age in China started in 21st century BC, developed in Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasty while reached a high tide period. By means of this course, students can learn the history of bronzes in ancient China; study the appearance and development of bronzes comprehensively; know the content, connotation, technology and style of bronzes in different periods in ancient China, etc. On the basis of these, the course can not only expand the vision of students but also deepen their cognition to material culture of ancient China.

 

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Archaeology, Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage, Material Culture of Ancient China

The Stone Inscription of Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Liu Zunzhi

Course Description:

 

The stone inscription is one of the most important material cultures in ancient China. It has appeared in the Stone Age, developed in Shang, Western Zhou and Eastern Zhou dynasty while reached a high tide period in Qin and Han dynasty. From then on, the stone inscription played an important part in the development of ancient material and ideological culture enduringly. By means of this course, students can learn the history of stone inscription in ancient China; study the appearance and development of stone inscription comprehensively; know the content, connotation, technology and style of stone inscription in ancient China, etc. On the basis of these, the course can not only expand the vision of students but also deepen their cognition to material culture of ancient China.

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Archaeology, Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage, Material Culture of Ancient China

The Porcelain of Ancient China

Credit:         3

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Liu Yi

Course Description:

 

Porcelains are main collections in the museum. They are the most common objects in tombs and ruins after Qin and Han dynasty, while important in the social life of ancient China. This course plays a very essential part in the teaching system of Cultural Relics and Museology Department. It aims to give students comprehensive knowledge about the features of main varieties of ancient porcelains. Students will learn the features of the body, glaze, shape and decoration of major kilns in different periods of ancient China. According to study this course, students can distinguish the origin and period of the porcelains exactly.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Archaeology, Material Culture of Ancient China

Ancient Chinese Jade

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Yuan Shengwen

Course Description:

 

This is the basic course of the undergraduate who in the major of Archaeology and Museology. This course is important in Archaeology and Relics research, and also important in this major’s undergraduate teaching.

 

The content of This course covers the time from the Neolithic to the Qing Dynasty and All regions of China. This Course Based on archaeological data introduces the Development of Jade in Ancient Chinese from the material, type, shape, decoration, craft characteristics and so on, and explain the cultural content of each era’s jade with document.

 

This course requires students to Understand the development of jade in Ancient Chinese . grasp the features of each era’s jade, comprehend current situation and cutting-edge issues, learn the basic methods of jade research, Deepen the understanding of Chinese Archaeology and Ancient Chinese culture of Jade.

 

The teaching method is speaking with Multimedia and large quantity of Unearthed material ‘s pictures. There will also be Physical observation in museum once or twice to Strengthen teaching Effect.

 

Prerequisites:

General Theory of Chinese Archaeology, Ancient Chinese History, Introduction to China's Cultural Heritage, History of Material Culture in Ancient China

The Research of Mausoleum in Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             6    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Liu Yi

Course Description:

 

The research of mausoleum in ancient China is the main course of cultural heritage. Students will learn the development of imperial mausoleum in ancient China and exactly know the features of major dynasties’ imperial mausoleums. This course is not only the knowledge preparation for archaeological investigation and excavation of ancient emperor mausoleums, large and medium tombs in the future, but also the education of ancient cultural history, traditional decrees and regulations for the students who learn Chinese history and other related subjects.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese Archaeology, Ancient Chinese History

Chinese Archaeology (General)

Credit:         3

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Cheng Pingshan

Course Description:

 

This course mainly talks about the discovery and research of the Chinese Archaeology. Says according to the time, the Chinese Archaeology is from the Paleolithic period to Song and Yuan Dynasty, including the archaeology of Paleolithic period, Neolithic Period, Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasty, Warring States Period, Qin and Han Dynasty, the Western and Eastern Jin, Northern and Southern Dynasty, Sui and Tang Dynasty and Song and Yuan Dynasty.

 

As to the significantly meaningful discoveries in archaeology, we introduce the course in time, region and category respectively, making the information more systemized. We also offer a summary of the total academic investigation situation to structure the knowledge. Finally, we continually add to latest and newest discoveries and information to make the knowledge fresher.

 

This is an obligatory course for archaeology and museology students, elective course for Chinese history and world history students and is popular among students in philosophy, religion, document, foreign language, economy and so forth. This course is also rewarding for liberal and science students to broaden their horizon and enrich their knowledge.

 

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Chinese Calligraphy

Credit:         2

Semester:             6    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Zhu Yanmin

Course Description:

 

The history of Chines calligraphy, as one aspect of tradition culture of the ancient China, will play a very important role on improving knowledge structure of students. And besides, as knowledge system category of art, the history of Chines calligraphy also will make a base role on training student’s juding arts poetry.

 

Prerequisites:

The History of Chines Calligraphy

Western Museology History and Theory

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Chang

Course Description:

 

This course introduces the history of western museums and the theory and practice of museology. The objective of this course is to allow students to help and develop museums in China in the future by having a perspective of museums in the west. As such, it focuses on the characteristic of western museums, its social responsibility and its future developments. Based on the theoretical developments of western museology, this course covers: an introduction to western museology and theory, museums during the different periods of ancient, modern, contemporary and present times.

 

Prerequisites:

The Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage

Credit:         2

Semester:             1    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Liu Yi

Course Description:

 

The summary of Chinese culture heritage is a basic course in Cultural Relics and Museology Department. This course is the preparation for the next teaching of Chinese cultural relics and archaeology. It aims to give students a thorough understanding about Chinese cultural relics and archaeology. As the system of cultural relics is numerous, the subject that other specialization courses won’t refer to is also studied in this course, especially the comprehensive theory of cultural relics and archaeology.

 

Prerequisites:

Chinese history, Chinese geography, Chinese culture

Introduction to Western Archaeology

Credit:         2

Semester:             2    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Chen Chang

Course Description:

 

The purpose of this course is to provide a historical understanding of the factors and forces that have shaped western archeology. By examining some of the most important past and contemporary archaeology discoveries on a world-wide multiperiod basis, students will have the opportunity to explore the topic from a wide range of approaches.

 

The course is divided into five sections. The first section looks at the antiquarianism of classical archaeology. The second section deals with the formation of archaeology as an academic discipline, the primary archaeological methods of the period, and archaeological discovers, The third section looks at modern archaeology and its archaeological discoveries, and the adoption of Marxism and nature science techniques. The fourth section examines the influences brought by Victor Gordon Childe to archaeology in Europe, and cultural anthropology in the development of archaeology in the United States. The last section is an introduction to Processual archaeology.

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Field Archaeology

Credit:         2

Semester:             4    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Liu Zunzhi

Course Description:

 

Field archaeology is the base of Chinese archaeology, cultural relics and other related subjects. This course can develop the students’ ability to practice on their own. By means of the course, students can learn the history of field archaeology in China and foreign countries; the theory, method, mission and content of field archaeology; the technology and protection of cultural relics in the process of archaeological excavation; the collection and exhibition of archaeological materials, etc. This course can not only expand the knowledge of students but also deepen their cognition to specialized field.

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Archaeology, Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage, Material Culture of Ancient China

Excavated Ancient Chinese Documents and Traditional Culture

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Li Jing

Course Description:

 

This course is an introduction to the basic knowledge of excavated ancient Chinese documents. The course will mainly examine the following subjects: (i) inscriptions on oracle bones; (ii) inscriptions on ancient bronze objects; (iii) literatures and document s on bamboo and silk; (iv) inscriptions of classics on stone; (v) inscriptions on the ancient seals and sealing clays; (vi) inscriptions on pottery; (vii) the Dunhuang documents, etc.

 

Prerequisites:

Architecture of Ancient China

Credit:         2

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Jia Hongbo

Course Description:

 

The ancient architecture is one of the most important material cultures in ancient China. This course will stimulate the students’ interesting on Chinese Culture Heritage. By means of this course, students can learn the history of architecture in ancient China; study the appearance and development of architecture comprehensively; know the architectural engineering, architectural design and architectural style in different periods of ancient China, etc. On the basis of these, the course can not only expand the vision of students but also deepen their cognition to material culture of ancient China.

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Archaeology, Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage, Material Culture of Ancient China

Bronzes of Ancient China

Credit:         3

Semester:             5    

Course Type:        Compulsory

Instructor:       Jia Hongbo

Course Description:

 

The bronzes, as a precious metal ware, are one of the most important material cultures in ancient China. The Bronze Age in China started in 21st century BC, developed in Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasty while reached a high tide period. By means of this course, students can learn the history of bronzes in ancient China; study the appearance and development of bronzes comprehensively; know the content, connotation, technology and style of bronzes in different periods in ancient China, etc. On the basis of these, the course can not only expand the vision of students but also deepen their cognition to material culture of ancient China.

 

Prerequisites:

Introduction of Archaeology, Summary of Chinese Culture Heritage, Material Culture of Ancient China

Chinese Archaeology (II)

Credit:         2

Semester:             0    

Course Type:        Elective

Instructor:       Yuan Shengwen, Liu Yi

Course Description:

 

Chinese Archeology () is a part of Chronologic Archaeological areas which includes Sui-Tang and Song-Yuan Archeology. As the important content of Historical Archaeology, Sui-Tang and Song-Yuan Archeology has its own independent research system. This course is a foundation course opened for Archaeology and Museology undergraduate, which has an important position in the undergraduate teaching.

 

This course covers the time from Sui to Yuan Dynasties (581-1368), and the area of all regions of China. The content bases on a large number of Archaeological discoveries and researches, mainly involves to the cities, the imperial tombs and ordinary tombs, handicraft remains (such as porcelain manufacture, gold and silver handicrafts, textiles, etc.), frontier archeology, the archaeological discovery that reflecting the cultural exchange between China and foreign countries , etc., also includes the introduction of history, present situation, theories and methods of the Sui-Tang and Song-Yuan Dynasties archaeology.

 

This course requires students to understand the characteristics and contents of the Sui-Tang and Song-Yuan Dynasties archaeological studies, moreover, comprehend and master the basic theories and methods, grasp the situation and the trend of study, so as to enhance the understanding of Chinese archaeology, and pave the way for related research.

The teaching method is speaking with Multimedia and large quantity of pictures of the unearthed relics. There will also be visiting in museums and the archaeological site, or discussing in class properly to Strengthen the teaching effect.

 

Prerequisites:

General Theory of Chinese ArchaeologyAncient Chinese HistoryIntroduction to China's Cultural Heritage