Courses & Units

Chinese Culture and Society HMC318

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Chinese Culture and Society
Unit code HMC318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff

Dr M Harrison

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 091515

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

  • 25% at 100 level

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr seminar weekly (13 wks)

Assessment

HMC218: 2-hr exam (40%), 2000-word research essay (40%), one 500-word literature review (10%), one group work project (10%)

HMC318: 2-hr exam (40%), 2500-word research essay (40%), one 500-word literature review (10%), one group work project (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

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