Units of Study

CHSC6901 - Fundamentals of China Studies

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Beatriz Carrillo Garcia


This unit of study provides an introduction to the main paradigms used to make sense of complexity and change in China. It examines the ways in which China's scale and social and cultural diversity have been theorised and conceptualised in order to explain China's political and socio-economic trajectory. An understanding of these perspectives is crucial to the examination of a wide range of issues of China's past and present processes of change.


1500wd in class presentation (25%) and class participation (10%) and 1000wd book review: brief summary of main argument and its strengths and weaknesses or gaps (25%) and 2500wd essay (40%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



Seminar 1




Seminar 2

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
2 This class runs from Week 5 to Week 13

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