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Curriculum

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Curriculum


Undergraduate Courses

General Courses
A0281 Historical Methodology 2/2: This course is designed especially for advanced scholarship
in history. Stress is placed on practical exercises; the purposes, materials and techniques of historical
scholarship; and theory, practice and criticism of historical research methods.
 
A0282 Introduction to Historiography 2/2: This course offers an introduction to the great
historians of the world. Classroom activities include studying and seminar discussion of selected
historical documents dealing with major events and trends in historiography.
 
A0969 Introduction to Taiwan History 0/2: This course discusses major forces and trends in the
history of Taiwan, from the 16th to 20th century. It covers important political, economical and cultural
events.
 
A1139 History of Taiwan 2/2: Fieldwork and seminar of Taiwan history studies are central to
this course. This is an advanced course that continues on from the initial course “Introduction to
Taiwan History” and will discuss related topics with in more depth.
 
A1212 World History 3/3: This course surveys Western civilization from antiquity to the modern
Period.
 
A2176 Digital History Data 2/0: This course discusses historical data by means of the latest
technological equipment to make history studies a new trend in this new age.
 
A3481 Chinese Geography 2/2: The basic courses are geomorphology, climatology, hydrology
and biogeography; geography of oceans and rivers, special and applied geography and regional
topography of Taiwan, China, and the world.
 
E0155 Introduction to Geography 2/2: The main purpose of this course is to make students
understand the geography of China and the differences of local and present conditions and characters of
different regions. In addition, the course includes introduction to Chinese rivers, mountains and
population.
 
T0031 General History of China 3/3: This course offers a survey of Chinese civilization
beginning from antiquity to the modern Period.
 
History of China
A0121 History of Modern China 2/2: This course offers an overview of political, economic,
social and intellectual history of China from 1800 to 1911. Processes of modernization and revolution
and relationship between them will also be discussed.
 
A0296 Pre-Ch'in History 2/2: In this course, we will investigate the development of China from
ancient times to 221 B.C. and how China built up such a glorious kingdom.
 
A0371 History of the Sung Dynasty 2/2: This course offers an overview of political and cultural
history of China from 960 A.D. to 1279 A.D.
 
A0387 History of the Ching Dynasty 2/2: This course discusses major forces and trends in the
history of the Qing Dynasty.
 
A0395 History of the Ming Dynasty 2/2: The development of Chinese political, cultural, social
and urban history in the Ming Dynasty is discussed in this course.
 
A0560 History of the Ch'in and Han Dynasties 2/2: This course focuses on the development of
the Ch'in and Han Dynasties from 221 B.C. to 220 A.D.
 
A0676 History of the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties 2/2: This course discusses major forces and
trends in the history of China from 420 A.D. to 960 A.D.
 
A0831 History of Liao, Chin & Yuan Dynasties 2/2: This course gives an overview of political,
economic, social, and cultural history of China from 916 A.D. to 1368 A.D.
 
A0865 History of the Six Dynasties 2/2: This course provides an overview of the political,
economic, social and intellectual history of China from 220A.D. to 420A.D.
 
A2227 Social and Economical History of Lias, West Xia and Jin Dynasty 2/2: This course
focuses on the social and economical histories of Liao, West Xia and the Jin Dynasty.
 
A2303 History of the Renaissance 2/2: In this course, students will study the origin and
development of famous writers and painters in the Renaissance age.
 
T0030 History of Contemporary China 2/2: This course gives an overview of the political,
economic, social and intellectual history of China from 1911 to the present.
 
History of the Western World
A0313 The Ancient Western World 2/2: This course focuses on history from the origins of
Western civilization to the fall of Rome.
 
A0314 Medieval European History 2/2 : This course gives an overview of the political,
economic, social and intellectual history of the Middle Ages.
 
A0325 Modern European History 2/2: This course gives an overview of political, economic,
social and intellectual history from the Peace of Westphalia to the fall of Napoleon.
 
A0326 Early Modern European History 2/2: This course deals with the political, cultural,
economic, and social developments in the Western world from the 16th to 18th centuries. It describes
how the modern age was shaped.
 
A1213 Twentieth Century World History 2/2: This course gives an overview of political,
economic, social and intellectual history from the fall of Napoleon to the present.
 
A2502 History of Modern European Culture 2/2: This course offers an overview of the
economic, social and culture history of modern Europe.
 
Special Topics on History
A0078 History of Sino-Japanese Relations 2/2: This course offers a survey of political, cultural,
and commercial exchanges between China and Japan, and modern Japanese militarists’ invasion of
China.
 
A0088 History of Chinese Foreign Relations 2/2: This course offers an introduction to China’s
communications and diplomatic negotiations with Western countries from pre-Chin to the Ching
Dynasty.
 
A0095 History of Sino-American Relations 2/2: This course offers a survey of political, cultural,
diplomatic policy, and commercial exchanges between China and the United States, and American aids
after World War II.
 
A0100 Culture and Life Style in Chinese History 2/2: This course introduces the origins and
development of Chinese culture and the life styles of Chinese people; it also analyzes the
characteristics of Chinese culture.
 
A0122 Diplomatic History of Modern China 2/2: The purpose of this course is to narrate and
analyze China's resistance and adjustment to international politics in modern times. It gives students a
clear picture of China's proper place in the family of nations.
 
A0123 Intellectual History of Modern China 2/2: This course offers a close analysis of people,
ideas, and intellectual development of China from 1844 A.D. to 1911A.D.
 
A0125 History of Chinese Philosophy 2/2: This course focuses on a close analysis of people,
ideas, and common thoughts of China from antiquity to the present.
 
A0132 History of Chinese Art 2/2: In this course, students will be engaged in historical analyses
of selected works of painting, sculpture, temple, majestic palace from antiquity to the present.
 
A0139 History of Sino-Korean Relations 2/2: This course offers a survey of political, cultural
and economic trades between China and Korea.
 
A0287 Seminar on Taiwan History 2/2: Selected topics political, economic, social and
intellectual history of Taiwan from the 16th to the 21st centurywill be discussed in this course.
 
A0335 History of Western Fine Arts 2/2: This course offers a historical survey of selected
works of painting, sculpture, and architecture from antiquity to the present, and an introduction to the
major artistic movements in Western art.
 
A1238 History of European Economic Thought 2/2: This course offers a survey of the
economic and social development of Europe up to the eve of industrialization, including the
transformation of peasant-based, agrarian economies, capitalist organization, colonial expansion, and
international trade.
 
A1240 History of Modern Japan 2/2: This course offers a general survey of the people, ideas
and intellectual forces of 20th-century Japan.
 
A1266 Historical Geography 2/2: This course focuses on where historic events occurred and
how a place played a geographically important role in history.
 
A1267 History of Early Modern Taiwan 2/2: This course gives an overview of political,
economic, social and intellectual history of Taiwan from 1895 to 1945.
 
A1268 Social and Cultural History of Japan 2/2: This course offers a survey of social and
cultural history of Japan from the earliest times to the present.
 
A1379 History of Japanese Diplomacy 2/2: In this course, students will study the history of
diplomacy of Japan, and discuss its importance in Japan as well as in the world, especially in Eastern
Asia.
 
A1435 History of Chinese Society 2/2: This course focuses on how Chinese society was formed
and shaped.
 
A1436 Intellectual History of Modern Europe 2/2: This course focuses on a close analysis of
the people, ideas and intellectual developments of Europe from 1648 A.D. to the present.
 
A1437 History of Chinese Political Systems 2/2: This course offers a close analysis of China’s
bureaucracy transformation and how the government system works.
 
A1496 Women in Chinese History 2/2: This course studies the status of Chinese women in
history and the oppression of patriarchy inflicted upon them.
 
A1818 European Civilization 2/2: This course aims to trace the origin and development of
European civilization and tries to find out its influences on the world.
 
A1821 The Development of Chinese Science and Technology in the Sung and Yuan Dynasties
2/2: This course aims to introduce and survey the development of science and technology in the
Sung and Yuan Dynasties and analyze the underlying factors for development.
 
A1822 The Development of Science and Technology in Taiwan from the Fifteenth Century to the
Twentieth Century 2/2: This course aims to introduce and research the development of science
and technology in Taiwan from the fifteenth century to the 20th century.
 
A1843 History and Culture of Tibet 2/2: This course introduces the interplay of politics and
religious belief in Tibet, offering a close analysis of the differences between Tibetan and Chinese
culture, and how religion influences Tibetan daily life.
 
A2020 Aesthetics: Sinological Arts 2/0: This course discusses the paintings, calligraphies and
other related topics in ancient China.
 
A2193 History of Frontier Culture in China 2/2: This course introduces the formation of
frontier culture in China and discusses how it was developed.
 
A2304 Social and Cultural History of Taiwan 2/0 : This course introduces change and
development in contemporary Taiwan.
 
A2592 Cultural Tourism and Socioeconomic Development in Taiwan 2/0 : This course
introduces topics relevant to cultural tourism and socioeconomic development in Taiwan. We will let
students understand the importance of cultural tourism and socioeconomic development in Taiwan.
 
M0031 Economic History of China 2/2: This course focuses on the origins of the Chinese
economy, providing a historical analysis of economic change and growth from the earliest time.
Emphasis is placed on the precondition and consequences of industrialization.
 
T0026 History and Development of Chinese Science and Technology 2/2: This course offers a
survey of the development of science in China from its origins in the ancient world to the present.
 
T0727 History of Sino-Russian Relations 2/2: This course surveys the political, cultural and
military relationships between China and Russia from the early Ching Dynasty to the present.
 
T1345 Overseas Chinese History in Southeast Asia 2/2: A thorough analysis of the differences
between China and Southeast Asia is presented in this course.
 
Historiography
A0117 Chinese Historiography 2/2: Students will be engaged in readings of the great historians
of China from the earliest times to the beginning of the 20th century. This course also investigates how
perception of the past has altered our present.
 
A0118 Selected Texts from Chinese History 2/2: This course focuses on topics and texts in
Chinese history with various approaches adopted by distinguished historians.
 
A0226 History of Japan 2/2: The past and present history of Japan, from the 7th to the 21st
century, will be discussed in this course.
 
A0321 Western Historiography 2/2: Students will be engaged in readings of the great historians
of the Western world, from the earliest time to the beginning of the 20th century. This course also
investigates how perception of the past has altered our present times.
 
A0322 Selected Texts from Western History 2/2: This course focuses on writings and texts of
Western history with various approaches adopted by different historians.
 
A0398 History of Southeastern Asia 2/2: This course focuses on the following topics: blending
and modification of cultures, religions and people of island-and-mainland Southeast Asia, cultural
contact and the growth of states and peoples.
 
A0425 History of France 2/2: This course focuses on major forces and trends in the history of
France from Western Roman Empire to the 5th republic.
 
A0466 History of Russia 2/2: This course discusses origins and evolution of Russian people and
the state; foreign relations as they affect domestic policy from 862 to 1964.
 
A0478 American History 2/2: This course focuses on the major forces and trends in the history
of the U.S. from the earliest times to the present.
 
A0518 History of England 2/2: This course focuses on the major forces and trends in the history
of England from the early medieval time to the present.
 
A0830 The Philosophy of History 2/2: This course serves as an in introduction to some of the
main issues and problems in Western philosophy of history including analytical approaches and
speculative approaches.
 
A1432 Selected Texts on Japanese History 2/2: Students will be introduced to writings and texts
on Japanese history, with various approaches adopted by distinguished historians.
 
A1433 History of Germany 2/2: This course focuses on the major forces and trends in the history
of Germany from the medieval time to the present.
 
A1955 An introduction to the Manchu Documents 2/0: This course is a survey of the Manchu
documents in order to find the relations between China and Japan.
 
A2196 Digital History Data 2/0: This course deals with significant cultural and historical
documentary relics, historical sources, photos, and video and audio records in digital form for
preserving, management, and application.
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