Universität Wien FIND

150106 SE Specialist Seminar GG/LK (M3) (2018W)

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will start on October 10,2018.

Wednesday 10.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 17.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 24.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 31.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 07.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 14.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 21.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 28.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 05.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 12.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 09.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 16.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 23.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Wednesday 30.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

History and Politics in 20th Century China
The Xi Jinping leadership of the CCP is preparing for two major anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CCP in 2021; and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in 2049. Against this background, history as an object of public discourse as well as history as an academic discipline have come under stricter control recently. It is the aim of this course to put this development into a historical context which implies that we look at recent activities in the context of the long term development of history writing in China since the beginning of the 20th century.

Assessment and permitted materials

We expect that all participants of this seminar attend the seminar regularly; and that they choose one of the following fields for their own contribution to the seminar:
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

Participants should be able to readarticles on the history of history writing as well as articles related to the topic of own choice in Chinese 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, 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.

Examination topics

The term paper addresses the topic of your own choice in terms of the research question related to your topic. You can change the research question if you have reasons to do so.
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.

Reading list

Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik: Chinese Historical Writing after 1949. In: Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf (eds.): Historical Writing since 1945. Vol. V of The Oxford History of Historical Writing, ed. By Daniel Woolf. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011, p.615-636.
Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik together with Cui Jinke: Whodunnit? Memory and Politics before the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution. In: China Quarterly. Vol. 227, 2016, p.734-751.

Association in the course directory

GG/LK 421/422
MU3 UK SE 5 ECTS
GG/LK 410

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