China in Transformation 1900-49
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
In this unit, you will survey China's socio-political history from 1900 to 1949, with attention also on the decades preceding 1900. The unit will focus on the various aspects of change and modernisation in China, in the first half of the twentieth century. Special reference will be made to the recurrent themes in Chinese history, the problems facing successive Chinese governments and the limits to China's efforts in trying to solve these problems before 1949. This unit can be studied at Level 1 (PAC13) or Level 2 (PAC23); however, this unit can only be used once toward a degree.
- Essay 1 (35%)
- Essay 2 (35%)
- Invigilated Exam (30%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- mount an argument revolving around the major issues concerned with China in the first half of the twentieth century
- write a coherent essay and argue a case revolving around the major issues concerned with China in the first half of the twentieth century.
This unit aims to:
- describe and analyse China's socio-political history from 1900 to 1949, with some attention also given to the half century leading up to 1900
- study various aspects of change and modernisation in China in the first half of the twentieth century with special reference to the recurrent themes in China's history, the problems facing successive Chinese governments and the limits to China's efforts to solve these problems before 1949.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||The Taiping uprising & development of China in the 19th Century|
|2||The Boxer uprising|
|3||Sun Yat-sen and the Tongmenghui: The Revolution of 1911|
|4||Rise of warlordism: May 4th Movement|
|5||Nationalist Movement and the Northern Expedition|
|6||The Nanjing decade (1927-37)|
|7||Rise of the Chinese Communist Party|
|8||War of resistance against Japan (1937-45)|
|9||Civil War of 1946-49|
|10||China's foreign relations, 1911-49|
|11||Social change in China: family, women & religion|
|12||Education and the student movement|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Printable format materials
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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