Units of Study
ASNS2618 - Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present
Semester 1, 2013 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Eileen Rose Walsh
Phone: +61 2 9351 6770
The history of the People's Republic of China comprises two periods. In the Maoist era (1949-1978), the Communist-led government attempted to build a centrally planned, socialist society in which politics dominated people's daily lives. In the post-Mao era (since 1978), by contrast, the socialist institutions have largely been dismantled in pursuit of a market-based alternative. This unit of study explores key social, political, cultural and economic features of both periods and analyses the problems and paradoxes of transition.
classwork (15%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1xoral presentation (15%), 1x1000wd writing assignment (15%), 1x1hr test (20%)
Maurice Meisner. Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic. Third edition. New York: Free Press, 1999.
Anthology of readings available online and/or from the University Copy Centre
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook
Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester.
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Lecture for ASNS2618
|Class||Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present|
|Session||Semester 1 2013|
|Location||Education Lecture Theatre 351 A35|
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