China: Contemporary Ethnographies (ANTH2620)


Ethnographers from a range of disciplines have been studying Chinese society for decades. In this unit, we will read a selection of recent ethnographic works, focusing on those published within the last fifteen years. This unit will include specific case studies of major contemporary issues in China, to understand how ethnographers use different methods and theories to construct arguments.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


5x100wd reading responses (25%) and 1000wd Essay (25%) and 2500wd Essay (40%) and class participation (10%)

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12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

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