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HIST 521 A - Research Seminar: China

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Research Seminar in Chinese history designed to provide training to graduate students in research skills with an emphasis on the use of source materials in Chinese language. Course Information: Same as EALC 522. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 graduate hours in separate terms. Prerequisite: Proficiency in written Classical or Modern Chinese, EALC 500 for EALC graduate students, and HIST 520 for History graduate students, or the consent of instructor.

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Description: This course introduces students to important bibliographical and scholarly methods and tools for the study of traditional Chinese history, using Chinese documents. A major objective of this course is to help student produce a substantial research paper to be expanded into a larger research project, using Chinese sources. Various genres of Chinese documents will be studied to show their limitations and -biases.- Documents include conventional and modern bibliographies, biographical essays, genealogies, local gazetteers, official documents, official and private historical works, literary collections, poetry and prose anthologies, as well as archival materials. Even though this course focuses on historical research, it is designed to provide research tools for students studying literature, religion, and other disciplines within the field of Chinese studies. The particular interests of individual student-s research will be integrated into the course as students are requ

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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