Chinese history for beginners

Course Dates: 20/09/21 - 11/10/21
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: Online
A beginners' course in Chinese history - looking at China's social, political and cultural history, alongside major events of Chinese history.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £39.00

Course Code: HWH48

Mon, day, 20 Sep - 11 Oct '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course explores Chinese History through a number of imperial dynasties. It considers the patterns of events, politics, cultural and social patterns, and will take an interdisciplinary approach by looking at Chinese history through a variety of source material including text and material cultures.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Topics to be covered will likely include:

-The Silk Road
-Terra Cotta Warriors
-Chinese Gardens.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Discuss aspects of general knowledge of the history of China
• Describe a variety of sources, from text to material culture and identify its relevance in the development of China
• Be able to explore Chinese history in more depth, either independently or in more advanced classes.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The module is introductory and assumes no prior knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be readings every week that students should prepare to discuss during class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Readings will be available on Google Classroom.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further studies in Chinese History,.

Amy Matthewson

Amy Matthewson received her doctorate in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research explores race relations through visual and material culture, specifically China’s relationship with the global community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As a lecturer, Amy creates interactive and engaging learning environments to support students in their learning by using PowerPoint presentations with various graphics such as maps, images of key politicians and events as well as political cartoons, paintings, and photographs for greater stimulation and engagement.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.