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HSTY2606: China's Last Dynasty: The Great Qing

This unit studies the Qing Dynasty from its founding in 1644 to the last emperor's abdication in 1912. At its height the Qing was a flourishing empire; its military campaigns created the map of China today; an agricultural revolution saw the population boom and the court drew scholars from around the world. Yet in the nineteenth century foreign gunships and domestic rebellions threw the empire into crisis. An analysis of that crisis is crucial to our understanding of China today.

Code HSTY2606
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Communicate arguments and ideas in a clear and effective way, both in writing and through oral/visual presentation
  • LO2. Identify, summarise, and analyse the information and perspectives provided by historical sources
  • LO3. Critically engage and respond to a body of existing historical scholarship
  • LO4. Demonstrate an ability to identify and select relevant and intellectually sound resources for historical research
  • LO5. Be able to acquire and evaluate new knowledge through independent research on a prescribed essay topic

Unit outlines

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