課程資訊
課程名稱
國際期刊論文:歷史讀寫法
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ARTICLES READING & WRITING HISTORY 
開課學期
97-2 
授課對象
文學院  歷史學研究所  
授課教師
田 浩 
課號
Hist7126 
課程識別碼
123 M6210 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二2,3(9:10~11:10) 
上課地點
歷史研討室 
備註
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:12人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/972journalreading 
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課程概述

This purpose of this course is to help increase history graduate students’ mastery of the English language, especially within the discipline of East Asian history writing. This class is designed to help students understand (the standards, requirements, and perhaps intellectual agendas of) American journals and to prepare students to write publishable articles for those journals. The goal of the course is to assist students to translate and rewrite one of their research projects into English, which might be a significant step toward publication in an English-language journal. The course will not require students to submit an article to a journal – even though such publication is the ultimate goal. The professor seeks to be flexible enough to engage students wherever they are individually with their projects and to assist them in making progress toward publication in a peer-reviewed journal published abroad.

Even though the primary audience for your work might be Chinese readers, there are increasing expectations now that young historians in East Asia will publish some of their scholarly work in English-language journals to ensure that a broader audience internationally will become aware of their scholarly contributions and have opportunities to evaluate and cite their work.
 

課程目標
To achieve this goal, we will first read one major article each week from a scholarly journal or an edited volume of scholarly essays. We will explore how scholarly writing, argumentation, and presentation of evidence in Western journals are somewhat different from normal practice in many traditional publications in East Asia. In addition to enhancing our understanding of the content of the assigned articles, our primary focus will be on how evidence is presented and woven into a chain of arguments to support a thesis. In the first half of the semester, when everyone is reading the same journal articles, students will write a one-page summary of each article’s thesis and line of argument, as well as a preliminary evaluation of the article’s use of evidence and argumentation. This homework will provide points for the class discussion and further exploration of such issues.

In the second segment of the semester, each student will present a short list of major journals in his or her field of history (which will vary according to the interests of the student). After the lists have been compiled, the class will divide into teams to present its findings about each particular journal. The team will help the class understand how the particular journal is situated in the field, what its scope of coverage is, and what it requires in submitted article manuscripts, etc. The class will also seek to understand what, if any, intellectual projects the journal seeks to advance.

Third, each student will provide a report during the latter half of the semester on an article of special interest and from a journal judged to be particularly appropriate for his or her own future publication.

Fourth, each student will report to the class about one of his or her research projects, already conducted for another class. The emphasis will be how that research project might be reworked into an article manuscript for an English-language journal. The class will strive to provide useful suggestions for each student’s project. As the final examination, each student will present the draft paper of his or her article manuscript. The focus will be on organization, thesis statement, line of argument, use of evidence, and the conclusion. Students will be encouraged to address any holes or problems remaining in their project, and how they plan to strengthen their manuscript project. 
課程要求
Weekly written reports and discussions may be in either Chinese or English, but you are encouraged to practice your English. The final paper must be in English. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 11:00~11:50
每週二 11:00~11:50 
參考書目
Required Readings to be Discussed by Everyone:

Crowley, James B. “A New Deal for Japan and Asia: One Road to Pearl Harbor.” In James B. Crowley, ed., Modern East Asia: Essays in Interpretation. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970, pp. 235-263.

Elvin, Mark. “The High-Level Equilibrium Trap: The Causes of the Decline of Invention in the Traditional Chinese Textile Industries.” In William E. Willmott, ed., Economic Organization in Chinese Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1972, pp. 137-172.

Hartwell, Robert. “Demographic, Political, and Social Transformations of China, 750-1550.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 42.2 (December 1982), 365-442.

Smith, Paul J. and Richard von Glahn. “Introduction: Problematizing the Song-Yuan-Ming Transition.” In Smith and von Glahn, eds., The Song-Yuan-Ming Transition in Chinese History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 1-34.

Story, William Kelleher. Writing History: A Guide for Students. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Tillman, Hoyt. “Textual Liberties and Restraints in Rewriting China’s Histories: The Case of Ssu-ma Kuang’s Re-construction of Chu-ko Liang’s Story.” In Thomas H.C. Lee, ed. The New and the Multiple: Sung Senses of the Past. Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 2004, pp. 61-106.

Tillman, Hoyt. “Zhu Xi’s Prayers to the Spirit of Confucius and Claim to the Transmission of the Way.” Philosophy East & West, 54.4 (October 2004), 489-513.

Wakeman, Frederic Jr., “Revolutionary Rites: The Remains of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Tse-tung.” Representations, 10 (Spring 1985), 146-181.

West, Stephen H. “Playing with Food: Performance, Food, and the Aesthetic of Artificiality in the Sung and Yuan.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 57.1 (June 1997), 67-106.

Recommended Reading:

Marius, Richard and Melvin E. Page. A Short Guide to Writing About History. Sixth Edition. New York: Pearson & Longman, 2006.

Howell, Martha and Walter Prevenier. From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.
 
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課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/17  Introduction to International Publishing
Discuss: William Kelleher Story, Writing History: A Guide for Students, Second Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), Chapter 1, pp. 3-16. 
第2週
2/24  Report & Discussion of James B. Crowley, “A New Deal for Japan and Asia: One Road to Pearl Harbor,” in James B. Crowley, ed., Modern East Asia: Essays in Interpretation (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970), 235-263. 
第3週
3/03  Report & Discussion of Frederic Wakeman, Jr., “Revolutionary Rites: The Remains of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Tse-tung,” Representations, 10 (Spring 1985), 146-181. 
第4週
3/10  Report & Discussion of Hoyt Tillman, “Textual Liberties and Restraints in Rewriting China’s Histories: The Case of Ssu-ma Kuang’s Re-construction of Chu-ko Liang’s Story,” in Thomas H.C. Lee, ed. The New and the Multiple: Sung Senses of the Past (Hong Kong, Chinese University Press, 2004), 61-106. 
第5週
3/17  Report & Discussion of Hoyt Tillman, “Zhu Xi’s Prayers to the Spirit of Confucius and Claim to the Transmission of the Way,” Philosophy East & West, 54.4 (October 2004), 489-513. 
第6週
3/24  Report & Discussion of Stephen H. West, “Playing with Food: Performance, Food, and the Aesthetic of Artificiality in the Sung and Yuan,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 57.1 (June 1997), 67-106. 
第7週
3/31  Report & Discussion of Mark Elvin, “The High-Level Equilibrium Trap: The Causes of the Decline of Invention in the Traditional Chinese Textile Industries,” in William E. Willmott, ed., Economic Organization in Chinese Society (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1972), 137-172.  
第8週
4/07  Report & Discussion of Robert Hartwell, “Demographic, Political, and Social Transformations of China, 750-1550,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 42.2 (December 1982), 365-442. 
第9週
4/14  Report & Discussion of Paul J. Smith and Richard von Glahn, “Introduction: Problematizing the Song-Yuan-Ming Transition,” in Smith and von Glahn, eds., The Song-Yuan-Ming Transition in Chinese History (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), 1-34. 
第10週
4/21  Group presentation and analysis of journals.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 2, pp. 17-24. 
第11週
4/28  Group presentation and analysis of journals.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 3, pp. 25-44. 
第12週
5/05  Individual report on a model article or essay in your subfield.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 4, pp. 45-60. 
第13週
5/12  Individual report on a model article or essay in your subfield.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 5, pp. 61-66. 
第14週
5/19  Individual report on a model article or essay in your subfield.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 6, pp. 67-80. 
第15週
5/26  Individual report on your own research project.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 7, pp. 81-88. 
第16週
6/02  Individual report on your own research project.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 8, pp. 87-94. 
第17週
6/09  Individual report on your own research project.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 9, pp. 95-106. 
第18週
6/16  Individual report on your own research project.
Discuss: Story, Writing History, Chapter 10, pp. 107-111.