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150060 SE Russian Influence on the Chinese Revolution (M3 GG) (2017W)

Is the Sinification - Narrative a myth?

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English, Chinese

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that we will meet o n the following days: October 4, 2017; October 18, 2017; October 25, 2017; November 8, 2017; November 15, 2017; November 22, 2017; December 6, 2012; December 13, 2012; January 10, 2017; January 17, 2017.

Wednesday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Recently, researchers inside and outside China have been revisiting the Russian or Soviet influence on the Chinese Revolution. For a Long time, there was a consense between researchers that the victory of the Chinese Revolution was due to the fact that Mao Zedong and the then CCP leadership had found a particular strategy for China and had distanced themselves from the Russian and Soviet model. This argument is now under scrutiny. It is the aim of this seminar to discuss recent developments in the Research on this question, to look into Primary sources related to major turning points in CCP history and assess the state of the art of research on the question of Russian or Soviet influence on the Chinese Revolution.

Assessment and permitted materials

We expect that all participants of this seminar attend the seminar regularly; and that they participate in the seminar by choosing a topic from a list of possible presentations to be introduced during the first Meeting in October. This presentation is based on Chinese or non-Chinese secondary literature on the topic. In addition, the participants will devide into reading groups and present one primary document from CCP history by relating it to the research question of the Seminar and interpreting it in light of the relevant secondary literature on the topic. As your term paper, we expect you submit the first presentation in a written form. The paper can be written in either Chinese German oder English.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants should be able to read CCP documents as well as Chinese language research articles with the help of a dictionary. This implies that everyone who graduated from or Bachelor's program should be able to fulfill the language requirements. In addition, you should be able to follow and participate in English language academic discussions.

Participation in class stands for 25% of your final grading;
Presentation of group discussions stands for 35% of your final grading;
Term paper stands for 40% of your final grading.

Examination topics

The term paper should show that you can use the skills and Knowledge taught during the course to give a comprehensive presentation of the state of the art of academic discourse on a topic related to the research question of the Seminar. This skill is of quite some importance for your MA Thesis as it will definitely include a chapter on the state of the art of research.
In terms of length, the paper should not exceed 7000 words (including footnotes).

Reading list

Alexander V. Pantsov / Steven I. Levine, Mao. Die Biographie. Aus dem Engl. übers. v. Michael Bischoff . Frankfurt am Main, S. Fischer 2014 ; english version: Mao: The Real Story. Simon&Schuster 2012.
Bernstein, Thomas P.: Mao, Chinese Communism and the USSR. In: Journal of Cold War Studies 2014, Vol.16, pp.108-127.

Association in the course directory

GG 421/422

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