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Chinese Culture and Society HMC218

Hobart, Launceston


This unit introduces students to essential elements of Chinese culture and contemporary society. The unit is structured along broadly chronological lines.  It begins with the early 20th century, and the development of post-imperial concepts of Chinese identity, and goes through the Mao period, with its highly ideological notions of like, subjectivity and Communist modernity, to contemporary China today, and the notion of Chinese consumer society, global China, and the transformation of post-Mao Chinese culture.


Unit name Chinese Culture and Society
Unit code HMC218
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff

Dr M Harrison

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 091515

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Teaching Pattern

2 hr seminar weekly (13 wks)


2-hr exam (40%), 2000-word research essay (40%), one 500-word literature review (10%), one MyLo based assessment task (10%)

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