In this unit you will be introduced to many of the important factors shaping China in the 21st Century. After learning about the dramatic changes in China, we will turn our attention to the Overseas Chinese in South East Asia (Nanyang Chinese) and the impact of the Chinese community in other parts of the world. You will also learn about China’s soft power, the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) and explore current issues such as the ‘silent invasion’ theory which argues that the rise of China poses a threat to Western liberal democracies such as New Zealand and Australia.
|Unit name||Chinese Culture and Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Professor James Chin
Dr Kaz Ross
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of issues related to domestic development in China, its international profile, and its links with the Overseas Chinese.
- Analyse issues related to domestic development in China, its international profile, and its links with the Overseas Chinese.
- Communicate in a variety of formats on matters related to domestic development in China, its international profile, and its links with the Overseas Chinese.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2019: $820.00||2019: $2,037.00||091515|
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 hr seminar weekly (13 wks)
Short written assignments totalling 1500 words (30%); Report 1500 words (30%); Take-home exam (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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