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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part II | Option | Convenor: Dr Noga Ganany

Course Description 2023-24

This paper explores major themes in late-imperial China, including religious practice, print culture, literature and the arts. The main goal of this course is to examine a variety of sources (textual and visual) and research methodologies in the study of late-imperial China. The temporal scope of this paper is the second millennium AD, broadly from the Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (960-1911). 

Form and Conduct

This paper is assessed by a research essay of between 6,000 and 7,500 words, including footnotes and excluding bibliography. The students will develop the topic of the essay in consultation with the instructor. A one-page topic and paper outline will be due during the first class session of Lent Term. One electronic copy (pdf) of the research essay shall be submitted to the Programmes Administrator in the Faculty Office no later than the fourth Friday of Full Easter Term. 


This description is subject to change, for the latest information, students should consult the Undergraduate Handbook available on the Faculty Intranet.


Terms taught
Michaelmas, Lent
Michaelmas, Lent