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150214 UE Exercise Course (History and Society) (M6) - The Beijing Spring (2015W)

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

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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. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

LV-Termine: 6.10.2015, 13.10., 20.10., 27.10., 3.11., 12.1.2016, 19.1., 26.1. (maximal zweimaliges entschuldigtes Fernbleiben)

die Referate werden an einem Sondertermin am SAMSTAG, den 23. JÄNNER, von 9 - 18 Uhr (SIN 1) gehalten! Diesen Termin bitte unbedingt wahrnehmen (absoluter Pflichttermin!)

Tuesday 06.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 13.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 20.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 03.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 10.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 24.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 01.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 15.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 12.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 19.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Tuesday 26.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The "reform and opening" era after Mao's death in the late 70s was 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 called Beijing Spring. Although some reformers inside the Communist Party sympathized with these demands, the leadership banned all pro-democracy activities in early 1981.

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, homeworks and the active participation in debates (20 pc/points) . The main criteria will be to which extend the student is 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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Achieving basic knowledge on China's Democracy Movement of 1978-1981, their role in the economic and social development, related subjects such as freedom of expression and censorship, and current literature on the topics.

Examination topics

After a general introduction into the topic, the students will prepare (probably in small groups) presentations on specific aspects and (individually) written papers.

Reading list

Benton, Gregor (Hg.): Wild Lily, Prairie Fire: China's Road to Democracy, Yan'an to Tian'anmen, 1942 - 1989. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ 1995

Brodsgaard, Kjeld Erik: The Democracy Movement in China, 1978-1979: Opposition Movements, Wall Poster Campaigns, and Underground Journals. In: Asian Survey (University of California Press), Vol. 21, No. 7 (Jul., 1981), S. 747-774

Christiansen, Flemming; Posborg, Susanne; Wedell-Wedellsborg, Anne: Die demokratische Bewegung in China, Revolution im Sozialismus? Simon und Magiera. München 1981

Goldman, Merle: Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China. Political Reform in the Deng Xiaoping Era. Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA u.a. 1994

Grobe-Hagel, Karl; Krücker, Franz Josef (Hg.): Der kurze Frühling von Peking. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag. Frankfurt an Main 1990

Klapproth, Eva u.a. (Hg.): Das Gespenst des Humanismus. Oppositionelle Texte aus China von 1979 bis 1987. Sendler. Frankfurt am Main 1987

Nathan, Andrew James: Chinese Democracy. Knopf. New York, NY 1985

Opletal, Helmut: Das 'Forum 5. April' und andere 'volkseigene Zeitschriften'. In: China-Report, Nr. 48/49, Wien 1979, S. 43-46

Opletal, Helmut: Chinese Literature and the Democracy Movement. Non-Conformist Avantgarde Culture from the Underground. In: Riley, Josephine; Unterrieder, Else (Hg.): Haishi Zou Hao. Chinese Poetry, Drama and Literature of the 1980's. Engelhardt-Ng Verlag. Bonn 1989, S. 8-20

Paltemaa, Lauri: In the Vanguard of History: The Beijing Democracy Wall Movement 1978-1981 and Social Mobilisation of Former Red Guard Dissent. Turun Yliopisto, Turku 2005


Association in the course directory

GG 220

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