A New History for a New China, 1700-2000: New Data and New Methods, Part 1

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: Unknown

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 人文

大学或机构: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(香港科技大学)

授课老师: James Z. Lee Byung-Ho Lee

课程主页: https://www.coursera.org/course/newchinahistory1

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Our course demonstrates how a new scholarship of discovery is redefining what is singular about modern China and modern Chinese history. The current understanding of human history and social theory is based largely on Western experience or on non-Western experience seen through a Western lens. This course offers alternative perspectives derived from Chinese experience during the last three centuries. We present specific case studies of the new scholarship of discovery divided into three independent parts, which means that students can take any Part without prior or subsequent attendance of the other Parts. Part 1 addresses the issue of “Who Gets What” and covers sequentially inequality and education, education and social mobility, social mobility and wealth distribution, and wealth distribution and regime change. Part 2 turns to the related issue of “Who Survives” and includes studies of inequality and population behavior, population behavior and human development, human development and social organization, and social organization and social stratification. Part 3 deals with issues of identification and motivation and presents studies of religion and gender, ethnicity, and nationalism from late imperial times to the present-day.

Our class eschews the standard chronological narrative arc for an analytic approach that focuses on specific discoveries and on how these new facts complicate our understanding of comparative societies, human behavior, and the construction of individual and group identities. That being said, while we do not emphasize the temporal narratives of late imperial, early modern and contemporary China, we of course also discuss change over time as China progresses from a largely domestic imperial history to the shared stories of imperialism and semi colonialism, communism and collectivization, and reform and globalization.


Part 1 will cover the following subjects:

  1. Social Structure and Education in Late Imperial China
  2. Education and Social Mobility in Contemporary China
  3. Social Mobility and Wealth Distribution in China
  4. Wealth Distribution and Regime Change



52nlp 2013-06-17 18:58 0 票支持; 0 票反对

香港科技大学推出的一门中国历史相关的公开课,主讲这个时期的中国社会结构,教育,文化等等,微博上 @周小鮮 同学补充这门课程的授课老师是李政道的儿子,Google了一下,果然是,以下是维基百科的说明:

李中清(英语:James Lee,1952年-),美籍华裔历史学家、社会学家,以其对人口学的研究而知名,现为香港科技大学人文社会科学学院院长。他是诺贝尔物理学奖得主李政道之子,其弟李中汉为康奈尔大学化学教授。



The purpose of this course is to summarize some of the new directions in Chinese history and Chinese social science produced by the discovery and analysis of new historical data, in particular archival documents and datasets, and to organize this knowledge in a framework that encourages learning about China in comparative perspective.


历史 中国历史 中国文化 中国经济 中国社会 文化 经济 社会 中国



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