This unit is an introduction to contemporary China. The aim of this unit is to enable students to understand and critically analyse domestic and international current events and core topics related to China, which may include politics, the economy, international relations, the environment, ethnic relations, human rights, law and contemporary culture. You will develop an awareness of the variety of perspectives relating to contemporary China and develop an ability to analyse the information in the context of Chinese history, politics and culture. This unit may be taken by all students with an interest in contemporary China. No background knowledge is required, and all teaching and assessment is in English.
|Unit name||Chinese Culture and Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|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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- analyse and describe key political and social events in the People’s Republic of China from the late 19th century until the present day through critical analysis of selected readings
- identify the links between cultural and social facets of the People’s Republic of China and current political and economic developments
- conduct research by gathering a range of relevant information and present this research to a professional standard in a coherent and accessible report on a scenario of contemporary relevance
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||091515|
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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 (40%);
Report 1500 words (40%);
Take-home exam (20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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