Units of Study

CHNS2614 - Understanding News About China

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joyce Nip


This unit introduces the institutions, theories and methods for students to understand the news media in present-day China, inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, and regional sites. The media system, regulations, and the major news outlets in Chinese societies are introduced. Global theories of news production provide the conceptual tool, and elementary content analysis methods provide the research tool for analyzing and comparing news reports produced in English by the Chinese and other news media.


1x comparative news analysis group activity (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%), 1x group presentation of news analysis (equivalent to 500wds) (10%), 1x3200wd in-depth research report (50%), sharing of resources online (equivalent to 300wds) (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


12 junior credit points in one of the following: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, Government and International Relations, History, Global Studies, Media and Communications, Political Economy, Political Economic and Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Policy or Socio-Legal Studies

Assumed Knowledge

No Chinese-language skill is required

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