150100 VO Mao Zedong: a Man and a State Leader (2019W)
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Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
1. History and Theory: Does the writing of history in 20th century China rely on a theory of history?
2. History and Identity: Is 20th century Chinese history a history of Han Chinese?
3. HIstory and Memory: How do we detect differences between state orchestrated historiography and social memory?As your term paper, we expect you to write a paper related to the topic of your choice based on your oral presentation and the feedback you get for that. .
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
In addition, participants should be able to understand discussions and articulate their ideas on th topic both during class discussions as well as in written form in English.
Participation in class stands for 25% of your final grading;
Presentation of your topic either individually or in groups stands for 25% of your final grading;
Term paper stands for 50% of your final grading. You can submit the paper to get feedback from my side before final submission.
Final Submission is due 4 weeks after the oral presentation unless otherwise decided.
Your paper should show that you can find the adequate sources, the related theories and useful methods to answer the research question. In terms of length, the paper should not exceed 8000 words but can otherwise be as long as you feel necessary.
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