Units of Study

Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.

ASNS3617 - Citizens and Politics in China Today

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Eileen Walsh


In China, ideas like 'citizenship', 'rights', and 'community', have come into widespread use over recent years. This unit will explore the way in which these terms are conceptualised and practiced within the People's Republic of China. Using texts (from government documents to popular media) and case studies from different parts of mainland China, this unit will provide a framework for understanding the interplay of social, cultural and political forces that are transforming techniques of local governance in China.


classwork (15%), 1x2500wd essay (35%), 1x1000wd writing assignment (15%), 1x oral presentation (15%), 1x1hr test (20%)


Anthology of readings available online and/or from the University Copy Centre. Chinese-language reading options will also be available


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 Handbook.

Additional Information

This unit will be taught in English, but a Chinese-language tutorial option may be provided. This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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