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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

Approx. 5 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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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....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 47 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
1.2: Big Data and the Scholarship of Discovery10 min
1.3: Big Data, New Facts and Classic Social Theory7 min
1.4: New Data and Eurasian Comparisons6 min
2.1: Who Survives: Life Under Pressure8 min
2.2: Mortality: Geographic and Socioeconomic Comparisons5 min
2.3: Mortality and Who We Are4 min
Reading2 lectures
Assignments and Grading10 min
Module 1 Suggested Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 120 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Module 2: Who Reproduces and Who Marries

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 49 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
3.2: Reproduction and Conscious Choice4 min
3.3: Reproduction and Adoption6 min
3.4: Reproduction: Geographic and Socioeconomic Comparisons6 min
4.1: Who Marries: Similarity in Difference4 min
4.2: Universal Female and Restricted Male Marriage5 min
4.3: Alternative Marriage Forms9 min
4.4: Marriage and Socioeconomic Comparisons4 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 2 Suggested Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 220 min

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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....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 35 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
5.2: Effects of Living with Kin (by Hao DONG)4 min
5.3: Family System in Comparative Perspective (by Hao DONG)9 min
5.4: Kin Influence Across East Asian Family Systems (by Hao DONG)6 min
6.1: Conclusion: The Salient Legacy of China’s Past7 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 3 Suggested Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 310 min

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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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2 lectures, 2 quiz
Reading2 lectures
A Farewell Message from Professor James Lee10 min
Rate this course10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Final Exam40 min
Post-course Survey36 min
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par 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.

par JQNov 19th 2017

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

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James Z. Lee

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

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