HIST3405 Historical Theory and Practice (3 units)
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This course provides an introduction to theories and methods of historical research. The first part of the course explains the Western historical and social concepts and theories which are instrumental to historical inquiry, while the second part deals with essential skills and knowledge for historians. The course offers practical guidance to students, to enable them to conduct independent research. Apart from introducing the methods, insights and weaknesses of the "New History", this course encourages students to consider whether the methods of the "New History" can be employed in Chinese historical studies.
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