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History is a major academic discipline in the College of Arts established in 1955. At Tunghai University, the History undergraduates have to take courses in Chinese, Taiwanese and World ¡§histories¡¨. Within the history courses, students may concentrate either in dynastic or topical histories.


The Master¡¦s Program emphasizes topical research on dynastic histories and comprehensive studies of political, economic, social, intellectual, and diplomatic histories.

The History Deparment has its own library for both undergraduate and graduate students. Its collections amount to twenty-four thousand books and forty important periodicals. Most of the books are recent publications. About half of them are modern and contemporary histories. The library also houses multi-media facilities and computers for students to have access.


Undergraduate
University Requirements: 26 credits
Major Requirements: 46 credits
Selectives: 60 credits
Total 132 credits

Major Requirements:
Chinese History (¢¹)¡GAncient 3
Chinese History (¢º)¡GMedieval 3
Chinese History (¢»)¡GModern 3
Chinese History (¢¼)¡GContemporary & Modern 3
History of Western World (¢¹)¡GAncient 3
History of Western World (¢º)¡GMedieval 3
History of Western World (¢»)¡GModern Europe in the 19th Century 3
History of Western World (¢¼)¡GContemporary History 3
History of Taiwan (¢¹)¡GDutch Arrival and Koxinga¡¦s Regimes 3
History of Taiwan (¢º)¡GChing China Domination 3
History of Taiwan (¢»)¡GJapanese Domination 3
History of Taiwan (¢¼)¡GContemporary 3
Introduction to Historiography 2
Chinese Historical Sources 2
Historical Method (¢¹)¡GHistorical Methods 3
Historical Method (¢º)¡GHistorical Theories 3

Selectives:
History of Ancient China 6
History of Ch¡¦in and Han Dynasties 6
History of Wei, Chin, Southern and Northern Dynasties 6
History of Sui, T¡¦ang and the Five Short Dynasties 6
History of Sung Dynasty 6
History of Liao, Chen and Yuan Dynasties 6
History of Ming and Ch¡¦ing Dynasties 6
History of Modern China 6
Ancient History of Europe 6
Medieval History of Europe 6
History of Early Modern Europe 6
History of Modern Europe in the 19th Century 6
History of Britain ( before 1688 ) 6
History of Russia 6
History of France 6
History of Japan 6
History of the ¡§Spring and Autumn¡¨Period 3
Society and Culture of Sung 3
History of the People¡¦s Republic of China 6
Modern Intellectual History in Europe 4
Introductory Readings in Biographies 4
Historical Narratives 3
Intellectual World of the Ancient West 3
Western Historiography 4
Survey of Special Topics on Chinese History 6
Introductory Reading in Biographies 4
Taiwanese Historical Geography 3
Historical Geography of China 4
History of Sino-European Cultural Exchange During 6
16th to 18th Centuries Stories of Chinese Women 3
History Essay Writing 2
Selected Readings of Biography with Writing 4
Gender and Society in Modern China 3
Selected Readings on T¡¦ang Historical Writings 4
Readings in Chinese Historical Essays & Treatises 4
Readings in Western Historical Essays & Treatises 4
Local Gazetteer and Local History 2
Historical Sites and Relics of Taiwan 6
Archaeology of Taiwan 2
Archaeology of Egypt 2
History of the Nations in the South China Sea Area 6
Introduction to the Teaching of History 4
Chinese Historiography 4
Field Study on Local History 4
The History of Cultural Contact between China and Europe 6
History and News Reporting 3
Imperialism and Colonialism (1500-1945) 3
Readings in Ancient Historians 2
History & Production of Teaching Media 2


Master¡¦s Progam

Requirements: 12 credits
Selectives: 24 credits
Total 36 credits

Requirements:
Methods and Practice 3 credits
Readings in Chinese Historical Materials 3 credits
Thesis 6 credits

Selectives:
Seminar: Social Science Theories and Studies of Chinese History 3
Economic History of Ming-Qing Period 3
Special Topics: Chinese Intellectual History 3
Special Topics: Political and Social History of Taiwan 3
Special Topics: History of Tang Dynasty 3
Seminar: Sung Cultural History 3
Special Topics: History of Ming Dynasty 3
Special Topics: History of Ching Dynasty 3
Seminar: Chinese Economic History (Ming-Ching Period to 1945) 3
Social History of Taiwan in the 18th & 19th Centuries 3
Requirements:
Methods and Practice 3 credits
Readings in Chinese Historical Materials 3 credits
Thesis 6 credits
Selectives:
Seminar: Social Science Theories and Studies of Chinese History 3
Economic History of Ming-Qing Period 3
Special Topics: Chinese Intellectual History 3
Special Topics: Political and Social History of Taiwan 3
Special Topics: History of Tang Dynasty 3
Seminar: Sung Cultural History 3
Special Topics: History of Ming Dynasty 3
Special Topics: History of Ching Dynasty 3
Seminar: Chinese Economic History (Ming-Ching Period to 1945) 3
Social History of Taiwan in the 18th & 19th Centuries 3
Seminar: Political and Social History of Modern Taiwan 3
In Search of Modernity China in ¡§Transitional Era¡¨(1895-1925) 3
Seminar: Intellectual History of Pre-Chin~Sui,Tang Period 3
Special Topics: Tang History 3
Seminar: Modern & Contemporary History of Taiwan 3
Monographic Studies of Chinese Regional Biliography 3
Seminar: Chinese in Malaya 3
Ideological Changes in Modern China 3
Special Topics: Chinese Urban History 3
Research Topics: Modern Taiwanese History 3
Studies in Chinese Business History (1500-1980) 3
Modern China in Search of Modernity 3
Studies in Taiwan¡¦s Business History 3
Seminar: Taiwanese History and Archaeology 3
Study on the Political History of Modern Taiwan 3
Special Topics: Historical Writings of Tang Dynasty 3
Study on Cultural History of Taiwan 3
Special Topics: History of Taiwanese Culture 3
Medieval China-Research Seminar 3

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