HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 004 Good Sons, Good Daughters: Filial Piety (xiao) in Early China
Term: FA 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In most popular writings by modern Western authors, “filial piety” in China often refers to children’s unconditional respect for and obedience to their parents, and the “Chinese family” is often defined by such practices. Indeed, in both Chinese classic teachings and popular literature, filial piety has been considered the most important human virtue and the moral foundation of society. Its meaning and significance, however, have not remained the same throughout Chinese history.

In this course, the students will be familiarized with the history of filial piety. They will learn how to read historical scholarship critically, paying attention to multiple voices, perspectives and layers of “historical reality” in the writing of history. They will also learn how historians use and analyze a wide range of primary sources, such as paintings, children’s books, and poetry. Most importantly, the central component of this course is writing. The course is designed to help the students cultivate writing skills through various writing exercises.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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14349
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 195 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
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14351
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2Y1
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TuF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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43043
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2Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
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14353
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5Y1
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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Note:
One required book, "A Short Guide to Writing About History" (6th edition) has been ordered through University Book and Supply. Other readings will be put on library reserve or made available on-line.
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