Units of Study
CHNS1601 - Understanding Contemporary China
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Linda Tsung
This unit of study introduces key topics essential to understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture, including geography and environment, recent social and political change, art, literature and cultural practice, population and economic structure, education systems and issues of gender and sexuality. As a foundational unit in Chinese studies, it assumes no background knowledge of China or the Chinese language. It will be taught in English with an interdisciplinary approach.
1x2000wd essay (40%), 1xin-class test (30%), 1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1000 wds) (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)
Gamer, Robert E. ed. Understanding Contemporary China. Boulder, Colarado: Lynne Rienner Publisher, 3rd edn.
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
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