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 and Studies
Coordinator

Dr Mark Harrison

Teaching staff

Dr M Harrison

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

Availability

Location Study period 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
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 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 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr seminar weekly (13 wks)

Assessment

2-hr exam (40%), 2500-word research essay (40%), one 500-word literature review (10%), MyLo online quiz (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

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