Об этом курсе
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The purpose of this course is to summarize new directions in Chinese history and social science produced by the creation and analysis of big historical datasets based on newly opened Chinese archival holdings, and to organize this knowledge in a framework that encourages learning about China in comparative perspective. Our course demonstrates how a new scholarship of discovery is redefining what is singular about modern China and modern Chinese history. Current understandings of human history and social theory are based largely on Western experience or on non-Western experience seen through a Western lens. This course offers alternative perspectives derived from Chinese experience over the last three centuries. We present specific case studies of this new scholarship of discovery divided into two stand-alone parts, which means that students can take any part without prior or subsequent attendance of the other part. Part 1 (https://www.coursera.org/learn/understanding-china-history-part-1) focuses on comparative inequality and opportunity and addresses two related questions ‘Who rises to the top?’ and ‘Who gets what?’. Part 2 (this course) turns to an arguably even more important question ‘Who are we?’ as seen through the framework of comparative population behavior - mortality, marriage, and reproduction – and their interaction with economic conditions and human values. We do so because mortality and reproduction are fundamental and universal, because they differ historically just as radically between China and the West as patterns of inequality and opportunity, and because these differences demonstrate the mutability of human behavior and values. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/dzUPRyJ4ETk...
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Orientation and Module 1: Who Are We and Who Survives

Before you start with the content for Module 1, please review the Assignments and Grading page and introduce yourself to other learners who will be studying this course with you....
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7 видео (всего 47 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video7 видео
1.2: Big Data and the Scholarship of Discovery10мин
1.3: Big Data, New Facts and Classic Social Theory7мин
1.4: New Data and Eurasian Comparisons6мин
2.1: Who Survives: Life Under Pressure8мин
2.2: Mortality: Geographic and Socioeconomic Comparisons5мин
2.3: Mortality and Who We Are4мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Assignments and Grading10мин
Module 1 Suggested Reading10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 120мин

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Module 2: Who Reproduces and Who Marries

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8 видео (всего 49 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video8 видео
3.2: Reproduction and Conscious Choice4мин
3.3: Reproduction and Adoption6мин
3.4: Reproduction: Geographic and Socioeconomic Comparisons6мин
4.1: Who Marries: Similarity in Difference4мин
4.2: Universal Female and Restricted Male Marriage5мин
4.3: Alternative Marriage Forms9мин
4.4: Marriage and Socioeconomic Comparisons4мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Module 2 Suggested Reading10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 220мин

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Module 3: Who Cares and Course Conclusion

In this module, James and his post-graduate student Hao DONG will co-deliver the lectures....
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5 видео (всего 35 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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5.2: Effects of Living with Kin (by Hao DONG)4мин
5.3: Family System in Comparative Perspective (by Hao DONG)9мин
5.4: Kin Influence Across East Asian Family Systems (by Hao DONG)6мин
6.1: Conclusion: The Salient Legacy of China’s Past7мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Module 3 Suggested Reading10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 310мин

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Final Exam and Farewell

Now is time to test your understanding on the entire course. Take the final exam and complete the post-course survey. Your valuable feedback will certainly help us improve future iterations of the course....
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A Farewell Message from Professor James Lee10мин
Rate this course10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Final Exam40мин
Post-course Survey36мин
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автор: JBMay 23rd 2018

Brilliant course. High quality information, comprehensive bibliography and interesting tests. Visionary, complex and controversial. Not to be missed if you are interested in China.

автор: JQNov 19th 2017

NICE COURSE WITH SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION. THANKS FOR ORGANIZING THIS COURSE.

Преподаватель

James Z. Lee

Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

О The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world....

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