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HISTORY OF CHINA
STORIA DELLA CINA

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Marco Meccarelli
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English Mandarin Chinese
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Modern Languages and Civilisations (L-11)
Curriculum: LETTERARIO
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Learning Objectives

This course will provide an overview of the main important events of Chinese history from the origins to the twentieth century. In particular, the focus will be on the analysis of the ideological and political foundations that legitimize the dynastic succession and the formation of the Republic.

Program

The program will focus on the analysis and transmission of theoretical and practical tools to understand the development of Chinese history, from the Neolithic to the 20th century.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

knowledge and understanding: a general overview of the historical basic themes and issues of Chinese civilization for understanding the events and critical debate from the origins to modernity.

applying knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to understand and relate main historical events in the cultural and social fields.

making judgement: students will be able to obtain critical skills with the Chinese realities, in the different context of everyday life and professional life.

communication skills: students will be able to express their ideas, projects and results obtained in a complex and articulated way.

learning skills: students will be able to interact with different professional and cultural contexts. They know how to interpret, understand and use independently their expressive capabilities.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

slides, videos and pictures.  


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons; video visualization and interactive teaching support; study of the texts and images used in the lessons; teaching involves the active participation of students in lessons.

Attendance

Frequency is recommended in order to gain more effective and clearer the proper methodology for analyzing historical sources.

Course books

TEXTS ADOPTED

Roberts J.A.G. Storia della Cina Il Mulino, Bologna, 2013.

Samarani G., La Cina contemporanea. Dalla fine dell'impero a oggi, Nuova edizione aggiornata e ampliataEinaudi, Torino, 2017.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Bernardini-Guida I Mongoli. Espansione, imperi, eredità. Einaudi, Torino, 2012.

Collotti Pischel E., Storia dell’Asia orientale, 1850-1949, Carocci, Roma, 2015.

Collotti Pischel E., Storia della rivoluzione cinese, Editori Riuniti, Roma, 1992.

Lippiello T.-Scarpari M. (a cura di) La Cina I**. Dall'età del Bronzo all'impero Han, Einaudi, Torino, 2013.

Mazza M., Lineamenti di Diritto costituzionale cinese, Giuffré Editore, Milano, 2006.

Samarani G. - Scarpari M. (a cura di) La Cina. Verso la modernità, volume III, Einaudi, Torino, 2009.

Santangelo P., L’impero del Mandato Celeste. La Cina nei secoli XIV-XIX, Laterza, Bari, 2014.

Scarpari M., Sabattini M. (a cura di) La Cina. L'età imperiale dai tre Regni ai Qing, volume II, Einaudi, Torino, 2010.

Scarpari M.- Ciarla R. (a cura di) La Cina I*. Preistoria e origini della civiltà cinese, Einaudi, Torino, 2011.

Spence J., The Search for Modern China, Norton & Company, New York, 1991.

Assessment

Oral examination. In addition to the reference manuals and notes taken during the lessons, the teacher will provide additional materials such as audiovisuals projected in the classroom to support lessons, educational material (images, diagrams, seedlings, etc.).

In the oral exam, the student must demonstrate that he has assimilated and understood the main characters that distinguish Chinese history from the most ancient to the recent phases; to know how to recognize works and phenomena of history; to know how to frame individual subjects and to know events that are being dealt with in the course. Voting will be given by considering how generally, within the various questions asked, the student demonstrates that he or she knows how to master the exam.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Study of exam texts and in addition an integrative reading.

Attendance

The non-attending student in addition to reference manual (Adapted Texts) will have to take a text from among those indicated.

Course books

TEXTS ADOPTED

Roberts J.A.G. Storia della Cina Il Mulino, Bologna, 2013.

Samarani G., La Cina contemporanea. Dalla fine dell'impero a oggi, Nuova edizione aggiornata e ampliataEinaudi, Torino, 2017.

A TEXT TO BE CHOOSED

Bernardini-Guida I Mongoli. Espansione, imperi, eredità. Einaudi, Torino, 2012.

Collotti Pischel E., Storia dell’Asia orientale, 1850-1949, Carocci, Roma, 2015.

Collotti Pischel E., Storia della rivoluzione cinese, Editori Riuniti, Roma, 1992.

Lippiello T.-Scarpari M. (a cura di) La Cina I**. Dall'età del Bronzo all'impero Han, Einaudi, Torino, 2013.

Mazza M., Lineamenti di Diritto costituzionale cinese, Giuffré Editore, Milano, 2006.

Samarani G. - Scarpari M. (a cura di) La Cina. Verso la modernità, volume III, Einaudi, Torino, 2009.

Santangelo P., L’impero del Mandato Celeste. La Cina nei secoli XIV-XIX, Laterza, Bari, 2014.

Scarpari M., Sabattini M. (a cura di) La Cina. L'età imperiale dai tre Regni ai Qing, volume II, Einaudi, Torino, 2010.

Scarpari M.- Ciarla R. (a cura di) La Cina I*. Preistoria e origini della civiltà cinese, Einaudi, Torino, 2011.

Spence J., The Search for Modern China, Norton & Company, New York, 1991.

Assessment

Oral examination. In addition to the reference manuals and notes taken during the lessons, the teacher will provide additional materials such as audiovisuals projected in the classroom to support lessons, educational material (images, diagrams, seedlings, etc.). 

In the oral exam, the student must demonstrate that he has assimilated and understood the main characters that distinguish Chinese history from the most ancient to the recent phases; to know how to recognize works and phenomena of history; to know how to frame individual subjects and to know events that are being dealt with in the course. Voting will be given by considering how generally, within the various questions asked, the student demonstrates that he or she knows how to master the exam.

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