- Class Number 3071
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof Li Narangoa
- Prof Li Narangoa
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
In the 13th century, Mongol armies created one of the largest empires in world history, stretching at its height from the Sea of Japan to the Mediterranean, from the South China Sea to the Baltic. Although short-lived, this empire had a profound influence on world history, creating unprecedented cultural and economic links between East and West and transforming political structures in China, the Middle East and Europe. This course examines the Mongol empire, its rapid rise and sudden decline, comparatively in the global context of empire-building and the management of complex imperial structures. It assesses the long-term impacts of the Mongol eruption on politics, religion and popular culture.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:To develop students' capacity to see current and historical structures in the international order in comparative perspective. To deepen empirical knowledge of the past and its patterns as a basis for citizenship. To develop analytical, research and writing skills.
Genghis Khan and Mongol rule
Author: George Lane
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN: Hackett
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Who were the Mongols Chingghis Khan||The assessment for this course consists of in class participation, one oral project one exam and an essay. For more details please see below assessment section and wattle page.|
|2||Problematising empire From Ogedei to Monke|
|3||Ilkhanate Chagadai Khanate|
|4||China under the Mongols|
|5||The Golden Horde|
|6||Expansion: Invasions to East and Southeast Asia|
|7||Trade and Management of the empire|
|8||Women in the Mongol empire|
|9||Culture and religion in the Mongol empire|
|10||Inner Asian Dynamic and problematising end of empire|
|11||Popular Culture and Chingghis khan|
|12||Conclusion and Exam|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Oral Project/Book review presentation||20 %||01/03/2021||05/04/2021||1,2|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
Students are required to read the weekly readings (at least two) and actively participate in the class discussion.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
Oral Project/Book review presentation
Students are asked to work in pairs and can chose One of the following projects to work together:
- Chose a topic that you are interested in and make a oral presentation. It can be modern topic but has to be relevant to the course.
- Present and discuss an analytical book review of two of the books from the main reading list. Please bear in mind that a critical book review is not a simple summary of a book but rather an evaluation and analysis of the book. The book review should address the following points.
- What is the main argument of the book? In other words, what is the question the author attempts to answer? (Read the “Preface” or the “Introduction.”)
- What historical time does period this book cover and what primary sources does this book use as historical evidence?
- What is original about the book or argument? What kind of methodology does the author use?
- Did the author answer the questions he/she posted in the introduction?
- What is missing in the answers the author gives?
- What kind of objections can you formulate against the arguments of the author? What are the main strength and weaknesses in this book?
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Write an essay comparing some aspect of the Mongol empire with a similar aspect of one or more other empires. Possible topics include military strategy, international relations, religious policy, economic policy, treatment of minorities, decline and fall. Please consult the lecturing staff before choosing a topic and a comparison for advice on practicalities. The essay should be fully referenced using footnotes (not in-text citations).… The referencing system should be consistent. Students must be familiar with the university policy on plagiarism. See http://academichonesty.anu.edu.au/
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
90 minutes in class exam (on last day of the class). Students will answer in total 5 of 10 short-answer questions.
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