This course will focus on aspects of the history and culture of Taiwan from the prehistoric period down to the present. It will cover a wide range of topics in assisting us to reconsider the role of Taiwan within the East Asian community or beyond. These topics include social and political histories, religious and festive traditions, and visual and performing arts, and their contemporary relevance. Taking Taiwan’s grassroots social movements and political demonstrations lead by university students as examples, you will learn how these movements are informed by the history of the island democratisation process and how these social-political activities are creating a long-lasting impact on its neighbours, such as Hong Kong and China. An additional workshop will emphasise knowledge acquisition through one’s own personal experiences and bodily senses.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Describe important issues in the history and culture of Taiwan;
- Apply theoretical and historical knowledge with empirical examples;
- Identify, summarise, compare, and contextualise information from a wide variety of sources, (including Chinese if possible)
- Work in cooperative groups on key issues to do with the history and culture of Taiwan and to communicate findings to others.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop a term project examining issues in the history and culture of Taiwan.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2)
Quizzes - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2)
Mid-term Examination - 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)
Major essay - 50% (2,000-2,500 words Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5)
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WorkloadThe course comprises a weekly load of lecture and tutorial (three hours). It also demands seven to eight hours of tutorial and term projects preparations (individual and team), and review of lectures each week.
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