Fundamentals of China Studies (CHSC6901)


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.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x2000wd Book review (25%), 1x Seminar participation (10%), 1x500wd In Class presentation (25%), 1x3500wd Literature review (40%),

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