Modern Military History: China and the West

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCHC1027 HIST (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

Conflicts and wars form an important part of human history. It is partly from them that cultures, societies and political forms are created. A nation learns in confronting its enemies how to organize itself politically and militarily, to utilize its resources effectively and to develop military sciences which directly and indirectly facilitate civilian scientific and technological innovations. The military history of a nation reflects therefore its social, political, cultural and technological achievements. GCHC1027 deals with the military traditions of China and the West, which include Europe and America, and the changes that they have experienced since the late 18th century. Through analyzing the advancement of their war technology, military structure and organization, strategic thinking and war practice, this course aims to acquaint students with not only modern major military events and developments, but also the impact of war on their cultures and societies in the last two hundred years.

What do the students say about this course?

Dr. Kwong Chi-man is extremely knowledgeable, humorous, fun, and good at engaging students through interactive teaching.

Year 4 student from COMM


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.