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150117 SE Beijing Spring - China‘s Democracy Movement 1978-1981 (M7 PR) (2019W)

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

No courses on Nov. 18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 2019!! (To be replaced on January 25, 2020 (attention: SIN 1 !!) between 10am and 4pm. This day shall be dedicated to oral presentations.

Monday 07.10. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 14.10. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 21.10. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 28.10. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 04.11. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 11.11. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 18.11. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 25.11. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 02.12. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 09.12. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 16.12. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 13.01. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 20.01. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 27.01. 14:40 - 16:10 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The "reform and opening" era after Mao's death in the late 70s was mainly orientated towards economics, but many citizens demanded also political reforms. Through big-character posters (dazibao) and independent journals a grassroot civil rights movement advocated liberties and democratic reforms. Independent artists and writers joined this movement soon to be called "Beijing Spring". Although some reformers inside the Communist Party sympathized with these demands, the leadership banned all pro-democracy activities in early 1981. After a general introduction into the topic, the students will prepare (preferably in small groups) presentations on specific aspects and (individually) written papers. The course aims to achieve basic knowledge on China's Democracy Movement of 1978-1981, its role in the economic and social development and relevant literature on this topic.

Assessment and permitted materials

Credits will be attributed on the basis of the oral presentation within the group (30 pc/points); the individual written papers (including a possible oral discussion, 50 pc/points); regular presence, 2-4 small homeworks and the active participation in debates (20 pc/points). A written paper has to be presented by Feb. 20, 2020 at the latest.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The main criteria will be to which extend the student will be capable to analyze the main aspects of the topic and to present them in a systematic and scientific way. 55 pc/points are required to pass the course. Regular presence (i.e. not missing more than 3 units) is required.

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

The course will extensively refer to this website: "Beijing Spring" - Memories of the Chinese Democracy Movement 1978-1981 (https://pekinger-fruehling.univie.ac.at/ ) including many relevant texts and references.

Association in the course directory

PR 310

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