Courses & Units

Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary China HMC226

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


May be taken as a Gender Studies unit.


China's national minorities occupy eight percent of its total population. Although few in number, they are spread over around 60 percent of China's territory, including some of the largest provinces such as Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. This unit is designed to offer students a unique opportunity for insights and understanding into the diversity and varied cultures and religions of peoples who live in the frontiers of China. We also examine the interactions between the centre and the periphery in terms of politics, economics and population movements through a multidisciplinary approach, taking in anthropology, history and cultural studies.


Unit name Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary China
Unit code HMC226
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Jayde Lin Roberts

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


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Teaching Pattern

1x5hr lecture, 1x1hr tutorial weekly


1. two-hour final exam - 35%
2. essay (2,000 words for 200-level, 2,500 words for 300-level) - 35%
3. 1000 word essay - 15%
4. prepare study sheet and co-lead discussion in tutorial - 15%

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