History and Society of India and the Far East I

lglor1541  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

History and Society of India and the Far East I
3 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Servais Paul;
Main themes
An introduction to the Asian world, focused on China.
Alternately with LGLOR1542, this course deals with the chronological, geographical, political, institutional, intellectual, economic and social framework of the Chinese world.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the framework of the history of the Chinese world. He will be able to identify the appropriate sources of information that are available in western languages.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Consecrated specifically to the Chinese world, The course begins with a reminder of the geography and population of eastern Asia and a  brief look at the history of the countries neighbouring China. It then treats successively the political, institutional, intellectual, economic and social aspects of the history of the Chinese world, referring to the main classical dynastic periods of Chinese historiography.
Teaching methods
Lectures supported by the appropriate teaching methods.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam
Other information
Online resources
Documentation relating to the course may be found on the iCampus server.
- J. Gernet, Le monde chinois, Paris, 2002 (dernière édition).
- J. Freches, Il était une fois la Chine. 4500 ans d'Histoire, Paris, 2005.
- A. Brenard-Grouteau, La Chine. Histoire d'une civilisation millénaire, Paris, 2011.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Minor in Oriental Studies

Minor in Chinese studies