Memory: A New Approach to China’s 20th century history

Semester: Spring

Lecturer:  Dr. YANG Chan

Credit: 2

Course Description:

Students are introduced to major events of China’s 20th century history from the perspective of Memory Studies. Several topics are covered by this course, and a major thread running through these topics is the impact of the wars (especially the Fourteen-year War, 1931-1945). After completing this course students can understand China’s 20th Century history in a fresher way and be able to apply the analytical tools of Memory Studies to understand a given historical event or phenomenon. This course has a combination of different types of classes, including lectures and seminars. Students are expected to actively participate in group tasks, general discussions and debates throughout the course.