THE TEACHING OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY CHINESE HISTORY IN THE CHINESE DEPARTMENT OF THAI UNIVERSITYTAKING KASETSART UNIVERSITY AS AN EXAMPLE

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Junxia Zhang
Kanokporn Numtong
Yiming Ding

Abstract

In recent years, international Chinese teaching has developed vigorously. Many scholars from China and Thailand have conducted research on language ontology and cultural teaching. By entering different keywords, we searched the three academic websites of CNKI, Thailand ThaiJO and Google Scholar, and we found that there are very few research articles on the history and culture of Chinese as a foreign language, especially the research articles on the situation of the “Modern and Contemporary Chinese History” course offered by the Chinese Department of foreign universities. In view of the above situations. Firstly, I hope this paper can fill some gaps in the research of this historical subject and increase the corresponding research literature. Secondly, I hope to provide some teaching suggestions for other Thai schools that are preparing to offer the course “Modern and Contemporary Chinese History” in the future, and make them fully aware of the importance and necessity of offering this subject. This paper takes the opening of the course “Modern and Contemporary Chinese History” in the Chinese Department of Kasetsart university of Thailand as the research object, and uses the method of literature collection and investigation and interview , and puts forward the following suggestions for the problems
found: Firstly, the textbook compilation language commonly used by the Chinese Department of Thai universities is Chinese, with too many contents and too long pages, and some professional terms cannot
be understood at all. It is proposed to compile textbooks by themselves, using Chinese and Thai bilingual for textbook compilation, and the contents of textbooks must be objective, simply and easy to understand. Secondly, in view of the lack of teachers’ historical knowledge reserves and the single teaching method, it is proposed that relevant institutions should increase the training of teachers’ historical and cultural knowledge and improve the professionalism of teachers. Thirdly, in view of the low interest of Thai students in the study of history subjects, and even the idea of “uselessness”. It is not only necessary to further improve the students’ understanding of the necessity of learning Chinese history and culture, but also need to change the traditional teaching methods, such as using “storytelling” method. Finally, in response to the problems of the traditional examination mode, a flexible examination form combining subjective and objective is proposed to further reduce the fear of Thai students in studying the course “Modern and Modern History of China”.

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Zhang, J. ., Numtong, K., & Ding, Y. (2022). THE TEACHING OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY CHINESE HISTORY IN THE CHINESE DEPARTMENT OF THAI UNIVERSITYTAKING KASETSART UNIVERSITY AS AN EXAMPLE. Chinese Journal of Social Science and Management, 6(2), 124–135. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CJSSM/article/view/252246
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