Chinese Studies Descriptions

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Major requirements. (i) has changed. It should read:

(ii) 18cp of 2000-level units with at least 12cp of language units

15/1/2019
2.

Minor requirements. (i) has changed. It should read:

(ii) 18cp of 2000-level units with at least 12cp of language units

15/1/2019
3.

Prerequisite have changed for the following unit. They now read:

CHNS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact P 30 credit points in Chinese Studies

30/1/2019

Chinese Studies

The rules below are for the introductory language acquisition pathway. Please see the Subject Area page on the left for information on how to achieve the major at a higher level.

Major

A major in Chinese Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level language units*
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level language units with at least 12 credit points of language units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level language units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project unit

Minor

A minor in in Chinese Studies requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000 level language units*
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000 level language units with at least 12 credit points of language units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000 level units
* Appropriate language units are assessed either by language level and grade therein achieved in Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate, and/or by one-on-one interviews prior to commencement.

1000 level units of study

Language

CHNS1101 Chinese 1A (For Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Corequisites: Recommended Co-requisites: CHNS1601 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS1201 or CHNS1301 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1321 Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 100wd) (10%), 5xon-line or individual learning assignments (30 minutes each) (20%), 2xOral Presentations (3 minutes each) (40%), 2xwriting projects (1.5hrs each) (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is an introduction to basic communication skills in Modern Standard Chinese for beginners. Foundation work on pronunciation, pinyin romanisation, elementary grammar and the Chinese writing system will be followed by conversational drills, comprehension, reading and writing practice in Classwork and homework.
CHNS1102 Chinese 1B (For Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1101 Prohibitions: CHNS1302 Assumed knowledge: One semester of Chinese at introductory level Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 100wd) (10%), 5x on-line or individual learning assignments (30 minutes each) (20%), 2x Oral Presentations (3 minutes each) (40%), 2x 1.5hr writing projects (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a continuation of Chinese 1A. Emphasis will be on grammar patterns that facilitate speaking and reading skills. On completion, students should have a good grasp of common grammatical patterns and be able to communicate with Chinese native speakers in daily contexts.

Culture

CHNS1600 The Chinese Language, Present and Past

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS1101 or CHNS1201 Corequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 Prohibitions: CHNS2111 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2903 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1314 Assumed knowledge: Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., Putonghua, Cantonese) combined with no, or very limited, knowledge of characters. Assessment: 4x 30-minute tests (40%), 1x1000wd Essay (30%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation based on work for Essay (10%); homework assignments (200wds each) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Chinese language is a complex, constantly evolving social institution with a fascinating history. Its influence has been felt throughout East Asia and much of mainland Southeast Asia. This unit of study introduces important aspects of that history to students at the early stages of learning Modern Standard Chinese. Besides acquiring insights that will aid their mastery of the modern language, students will sample the interest and beauty of the classical language, vehicle of traditional Chinese poetry and philosophy.
CHNS1601 Understanding Contemporary China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ASNS1101 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1xin-class test (30%), 1xClass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
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.
ASNS1101 Introduction to Chinese Civilisation

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: Classwork (20%), informal writing assignment(s), e.g., workbook (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 2x1500wd Essays (25% and 35%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: No prior knowledge is assumed. All teaching and all assigned readings are in English.
A broad-ranging, chronologically-arranged introduction to Chinese civilisation from prehistory to recent times. Readings will include representative philosophical, literary and religious works in English translation. Social science perspectives will be introduced through lectures/tutorial readings on social history, kinship structure, modern change, etc. This unit of study will provide a foundation for more advanced work in Chinese studies.

2000 level units of study

Language

CHNS2601 Chinese 2A (Lower Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1102 Prohibitions: CHNS2101 Assumed knowledge: One year (approx. 5 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), short compositions (equivalent to 1000wds) (15%), oral tests (equivalent to 1000wds) (35%) and in-class tests (equivalent to 1000wds) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Rapid vocabulary expansion, strengthening of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and sophistication of grammatical knowledge will be pursued in integrated fashion. On completion of this unit of study, students should be able to engage in real life communication, write short compositions and read fluently within their vocabulary range.
CHNS2602 Chinese 2B (Lower Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2601 or CHNS2101 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese, including full mastery of about 1000 characters (preferably full-form). Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), short compositions (equivalent to 1000wds) (15%), oral tests (equivalent to 1000wds) (35%) and in-class tests (equivalent to 1000wds) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continuation of Chinese 2A, with similar workload. Rapid enhancement and expansion of essential Chinese-language skills (proficiency in listening and speaking, reading comprehension, dictionary use, character knowledge, etc.). On completion of this unit of study, students be able to read Chinese-language materials of limited complexity and to discuss their content orally and write short compositions.
CHNS2001 Chinese 2C (Advanced Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., Putonghua, Cantonese) combined with no, or very limited, knowledge of characters. Prohibitions: CHNS1101 or CHNS1301 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1321 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers. Assessment: 3x 250wds each written comprehension (20%), Participation (10%), 1x 10 minute oral presentation (20%), 3x 500wds each vocabulary quizzes (15%), 1x 1250wd reading/writing test (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a fast-paced intermediate unit of study intended primarily for native and fluent background speakers of Chinese languages, including Cantonese, who know few (up to about 200) characters or none at all. The objective is rapid development of Chinese-language proficiency to equip students for advanced work in Chinese Studies. Emphases include reading and writing skills and standard Putonghua pronunciation.
CHNS2002 Chinese 2D ( Advanced Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS2001 or CHNS1201 Prohibitions: CHNS1101 or CHNS1301 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1321 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers. Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 3x 500wds each vocabulary quizzes (15%), 3x 250wds each written comprehension (15%), 1x 1250wd reading/writing test (30%), 1x 10 minute oral presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study has been designed for background speakers of Chinese languages who have taken the first semester of this stream or know about 500 characters. The objective is rapid development of Chinese language proficiency to equip students for advanced work in Chinese studies. Emphases will include reading and writing skills and standard pronunciation.
CHNS2611 Classical Chinese A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2102 or CHNS3104 or CHNS2204 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assessment: Classwork (10%), 2x 30-minute tests (10%), 3x 40-minute tests (60%), 1xreading project resulting in 1500wd Essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Foundation work in Classical Chinese, an ancient language that still plays a role in modern China and that often challenges Western notions of how languages behave. Students will develop a basic understanding of the grammar and vocabulary, thus equipping themselves for exploration of China's distinctive philosophical and literary traditions in the original language. They will undertake supplementary reading in English on a topic of their choice, thus enriching their knowledge of premodern Chinese culture.
CHNS2612 Classical Chinese B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2611 or CHNS2111 or HSC Chinese for Background Speakers, or CHNS1313 or CHNS2903 Prohibitions: CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314 Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 100wds) (10%), 3x50-minute tests (3x20%), homework exercises (equivalent to 200wds) (10%), 1xreading project resulting in a 1500wd Essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continued study of Classical Chinese grammar and vocabulary through original texts. Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to explore a wider range of ancient and early-imperial Chinese philosophical and literary writings, including some poetry, thereby acquainting themselves with certain major authors in the Chinese tradition. Supplementary reading in English will enable them to broaden and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture while practising some basic research skills.

Culture

CHNS2003 Gender and Women in Chinese Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 2x 500wds short writing assignments (10%), 1x 500wd essay proposal (10%), 2x equivalent to 500wds class presentations (15%), 1x 1500wd essay (25%), 1x equvalent to 1000wds in-class test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What does it mean to be a woman or a man in a Chinese culture? We will explore this question as reflected in Chinese literary tradition, examining how Chinese ideas of gender influence literary representations of education, family, sexuality, life aspirations, class difference, and cultural others.
CHNS2004 Introduction to Chinese Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week , 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 2x 30min in-class written tests (40%), 12x 1200wds journal (12%), 1x 300wd essay proposal (10%), 1x equivalent to 500wd oral presentation (8%), 1x 1500wd essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will provide a survey of Chinese literature in cultural context from its earliest beginnings to the present day, including poetry, literary prose, drama, and fiction. All readings will be in English translation, with the additional option of consulting the original Chinese.
CHNS2010 Buddhism and Chinese Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation (500wd equivalent)(15%), 1xquiz(500wd equivalent)(15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1500wd exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the relationship between Buddhism and Chinese culture. Apart from investigating the transformation and domestication of Buddhism in China, it also examines the influence of Buddhism on various aspects of Chinese culture, such as Chinese religiosity, philosophy, language, literature, arts, politics, and every day cultural practices. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, it also reflects on the enduring effects of the interaction between Buddhism and these aspects of Chinese culture in modern times.
CHNS2011 Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1xquiz (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces the modern genre of Chinese literature, the martial-arts fiction (wuxia xiaoshuo) and the role played by Chinese religion in shaping the features of the genre. With reference to works of the New School of martial-arts fiction, it investigates the religious contexts of martial-arts fiction, the impact of Chinese religious traditions on the genre, and the representation of traditional Chinese culture and spirituality in the modern world.
CHNS2613 Communication and Social Change in China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies Assessment: 1xcase study presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the relationship between communication and social change in contemporary China, inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, and regional sites. Students will learn about selected major events and trends in Chinese societies. They will also learn about the use of communications, including new media, in selected major events. Theories that examine the consequences of communication on community development and democratic participation will be introduced.
CHNS2614 Understanding News About China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd detailed research report (40%), 1x1500wd diary of news use with news digest (30%), 1x1000wd in-class news presentation (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit helps students understand China by analysing news and introducing the institutions and processes of news production in China and foreign countries. In addition to traditional news media, non-mainstream news sites will be introduced. Concepts used in news content analysis will be discussed to guide students to read news analytically and compare news produced by different media sites. Students will be expected to familiarise themselves with news about China on a regular basis, and to participate in class actively. No Chinese-language skill is required in the unit.
CHNS2641 Reading Chinese Philosophy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies Prohibitions: CHNS3641 Assessment: 2x Translation exercise 1000wds total (20%), In-class test 1000wd (20%), Oral presentation equivalent to 500wds (10%), Thematic bibliography 750wd (15%), Final essay 1250wd (25%) , Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit offers students the opportunity to learn how to read Chinese philosophical texts in the original. Work concentrates on texts from the imperial era written in classical Chinese, and uses a multifaceted approach. As well as studying lexical and grammatical elements, particular emphasis is given to the methodology needed to use classical sources. In this way, students are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of classical Chinese, strengthen research skills, and attain a better understanding of the key theoretical developments of the history of Chinese thought.
ASNS2613 Chinese Thought

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Prohibitions: CHNS3641 Assessment: 1x750wd Essay proposal (15%), 1x750wd Oral Presentation (15%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1000wd mid semester test (20%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit offers students the opportunity to explore China's major traditions of philosophy and practice through English translations of key texts as well as authoritative secondary studies. The main foci of the unit include the following major areas: diversity and polemics in early Chinese thought, developments in Daoism, Buddhist thought and influence, and Neo-Confucian (Daoxue) thought.
ASNS2618 Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Prohibitions: ASNS2118 Assumed knowledge: Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester. Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd short Essay (20%), 3x Quiz equivalent to 500wd in total (20%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The history of the People's Republic of China comprises two periods. In the Maoist era (1949-1978), the Communist-led government attempted to build a centrally planned, socialist society in which politics dominated people's daily lives. In the post-Mao era (since 1978), by contrast, the socialist institutions have largely been dismantled in pursuit of a market-based alternative. This unit of study explores key social, political, cultural and economic features of both periods and analyses the problems and paradoxes of transition.
Textbooks
Maurice Meisner. Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic. Third edition. New York: Free Press, 1999.
ICLS2111 Essentials of Language Learning

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 26hr online instruction and activities per semester. Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS Assessment: Online Participation (15%), 1x1000wd Guided Data Analysis and Report (15%), 1x1500wd Independent Data Collection and Presentation (30%), 1x2000wd Data Analysis and Report (40%) Mode of delivery: Online Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This online unit is for language learners. It explores issues of translatability, of moving between languages at a range of levels from words to discourse. It equips students to use language learning as a window on cultural concepts, and to develop communicative competence in their target language.
ICLS2633 Cities of the World

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from Table A of which 12 credit points are from one subject area or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies Assessment: 1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x2500wd take home exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The 'city' is a diverse and controversial theme in world literature. It touches upon past and present, alienation and fulfillment, luxury and poverty, success and failure, anonymity and fame. There are modern and old cities, cosmopolitan and 'holy' cities. By examining how the cultural and historical transformation of urban living has been approached by writers of different cultural and national backgrounds, this unit of study offers a journey to different geographic locations but also a journey through time.

In country

CHNS2650 Chinese In-Country Study A

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Prerequisites: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department.
Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS2651 Chinese In-Country Study B

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2650 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.
CHNS2652 Chinese In-Country Study C

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2651 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.
CHNS2653 Chinese In-Country Study D

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2652 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.
CHNS2654 Chinese In-Country Study E

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2653 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.
CHNS2655 Chinese In-Country Study F

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2654 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.
CHNS2656 Chinese In-Country Study G

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2655 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.
CHNS2657 Chinese In-Country Study H

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CHNS2656 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
All details as for CHNS2650.

3000 level units of study

Language

CHNS3000 Chinese for Native Speakers 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Chinese (Background Speakers), or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese. Prohibitions: CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602 or CHNS1303 Assessment: 2x 1000wds writing tasks (20%), 1x 200wd research proposal (5%), 1x equivalent to 500wds oral presentation (15%), 1x 2000wd mini research project (30%), 1x 800wd in-class test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit meets the needs of students who have passed HSC Chinese (Background Speakers) or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese. The unit aims to teach advanced Chinese communication skills, critical thinking and research skills, and sensitises students to differences between Chinese and English languages and discourses. A range of authentic material will be used, drawn from various media and literary sources, covering topics of contemporary interest.
CHNS3001 Chinese for Native Speakers 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3000 or CHNS1303 Prohibitions: CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602 or CHNS1304 Assessment: 2x 1000wds writing tasks (20%), 1x 200wd research proposal (5%), 1x equivalent to 500wds oral presentation (15%), 1x 2000wd mini research project (30%), 1x 800wd in-class test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit is a continuation of CHNS3000 Chinese for Native Speakers 1. It aims to further improve language skills and cultural awareness of students who have passed HSC Chinese (Background) or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese. It teaches advanced Chinese communication skills, critical thinking and basic academic research skills in Chinese writing and oral presentation, through dealing with a range of authentic material beyond that covered in CHNS3000.
CHNS3601 Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2602 or CHNS1202 Prohibitions: CHNS3103 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assumed knowledge: Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 1500wds) (10%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), writing assignments (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), in-class tests (1500wds equivalent) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Upper-intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Proficiency in reading will be developed through study of Chinese-language texts on a range of social and cultural topics. Speaking, listening, reading and writing will be enhanced through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion, with due attention to the more sophisticated skills (e.g., use of appropriate registers, intelligent dictionary use, expressing ideas on more complex issues than at lower-intermediate level).
CHNS3602 Chinese 3B (Upper Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS3601 or CHNS3103 Prohibitions: CHNS3104 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assumed knowledge: Two and a half years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 1500wds) (10%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), writing assignments (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), in-class tests (1500wds equivalent) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continuation of Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate). Continuing development of Chinese-language literacy through study of texts on a range of social and cultural topics, including some authentic literary texts. Further enhancement of speaking, listening and writing skills through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion. Upon completion, students should be comfortable with both full-form and simplified characters, use dictionaries and language registers discerningly, and be confident of their ability to express ideas and arguments effectively in Chinese.
CHNS3603 Chinese 4A (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1202 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3104 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2203 Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 2000wds) (10%), in-class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), 1x30 minute Oral Presentation (30%) and Chinese-language writing assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Advanced training in modern Chinese language, with a focus on reading. By studying a range of literary and non-literary texts, graded for difficulty, students will acquire the reading skills necessary for advanced work in Chinese Studies. They will enrich their knowledge of Chinese as a vehicle for discussion of important issues, while developing their own skills in oral and written expression of relatively complex subject matter.
CHNS3604 Chinese 4B (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS3603 or CHNS2203 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2204 Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 2000wds) (10%), in-class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), 1x30 minute Oral Presentation (30%) and Chinese-language writing assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continuation of Chinese 4A (Advanced). Further training in the reading skills necessary for advanced work in Chinese Studies or professional work requiring Chinese-language literacy. Students will gain familiarity with a broader range of literary and non-literary texts reflecting the concerns of Chinese people in the modern world, while enhancing their ability to discuss complex subject matter in both spoken and written Chinese.
CHNS3605 Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers Assessment: 1x1500wd in-class test (30%), 2x750wd reading and writing project (30%), 1x500wd oral presentation (20%), 1x1000wd language practice (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3602 will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of Chinese 4A
This unit is designed for advanced learners of the Chinese language. It emphasizes analysis and discussions in Chinese on topics that reflect aspects of modern Chinese society, culture and politics. Students will gain training in critical thinking and in-depth comprehension skills through associated reading , writing and speaking projects.
CHNS3606 Chinese Studies 5B (Higher Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3605 or Distinction in CHNS3603 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers Assessment: 1x1000wd in-class test (30%), 1x800wd writing assignment (15%), 1x2200wd research essay (30%), 1x 500wd oral presentation (15%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3603 Chinese 4A (Advanced) will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of CHNS3604 Chinese 4B (Advanced)
This unit is a continuation of CHNS3605 Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced). It emphasises analysis and discussions in Chinese on topics that reflect aspects of modern Chinese society, culture and politics. Students will gain research skills through associated research project and essay work.
CHNS3608 Chinese for Business Purposes (A)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 class hours per week: 1 x lecture, 2 x tutorials Prerequisites: CHNS2602 or CHNS2002 Corequisites: CHNS3601 or CHNS3603 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese Assessment: Participation (10%); In-class test (35%, 1500wds); Writing assignments (20%, 1500wds); Oral group presentation (20%, 1000wds); Vocabulary quizzes (15%, 500wds) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Introduction to Business Chinese for students with sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese. This unit provides basic training in oral and written communication skills for effective communication in different Chinese business contexts. Students will gain practical linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness by simulating business scenarios and reding texts on business related topics such as commencing career in the business world, playing the role of a new employee, understanding company structures, establishing relationships with colleagues and clients, etc. Students will also develop their critical thinking and analysis skills by reflecting on authentic business cases.
CHNS3609 Chinese for Business Purposes (B)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 class hours per week: 1 x lecture, 2 x tutorials Prerequisites: CHNS3608 Corequisites: CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate to advanced knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese; basic grounding in Chinese for business purposes. Assessment: Participation (10%); In-class test (35%, 1500wds); Writing assignments (20%, 1500wds); Oral group presentation (20%, 1000wds); Vocabulary quizzes (15%, 500wds) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a continuation of Chinese for Business Purposes (A). It further develops the students' knowledge and communicative skills acquired during the first Semester. New topics introduced will include routine management, e-marketing, advertising, market research and business negotiations.
CHNS3611 Chinese for Specific Purposes 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3604 or CHNS3605 Prohibitions: CHNS3605 or CHNS3606 Assessment: 1x1500wd written assignment (40%), 2x10 minute Oral Presentations (30%), 1x1000wd research project (20%), Classwork and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study is intended for students who have advanced competence of Modern Standard Chinese and wish to study the language for specific purposes. The unit provides training in basic knowledge of Chinese terms, etiquette and ethics in different professions, such as medicine, law, engineering and business. It will enhance students' practical communication skills in different social and professional contexts. It will also help them develop a general understanding of inter-professional knowledge in Chinese.
CHNS3612 Chinese for Specific Purposes 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3611 Prohibitions: CHNS3605 or CHNS3606 Assessment: 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 2x10 minute Oral Presentations (30%), 1x1000wd research project (20%), Classwork and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit is a continuation of CHNS3611. It aims to further improve students' Chinese communication skills for specific purposes. The unit provides training in advanced knowledge of Chinese terms, etiquette and ethics in different professions, such as medicine, law, engineering and business. It will focus on a wide range of genres, including case studies in different social and professional contexts. It will enhance students' analytical and practical communication skills in Chinese.

Culture

CHNS3111 Global Chinese Literatures

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x 1500wd in-class test (30%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 1000wd tutorial project (20%), x class participation (10%), 1x 500wd essay proposal (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines a global range of Chinese-language literatures from the last forty years and from various regions of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the West, including Australia. Literary texts will be placed in social and political contexts.
CHNS3607 Chinese Buddhist Texts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies Assessment: Translations (equivalent to 2000wds) (35%), 1x1000wd mid semester test (20%), 1x1500wd Research essay (35%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students of literary Chinese to Buddhist texts. Students read and translate text selections in a variety of genres, as well as reading secondary materials on textual analysis in order to gain familiarity with a range of styles of discourse that developed during the formative period of Buddhism in China. This unit also serves as an introduction to translation methods and linguistic problem-solving.
CHNS3610 Chinese Translation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week; 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or 12 credit points at 3000 level units in Chinese Studies Assessment: 4x500wd translation assignments (40%), 4x125wd online discussion (10%), 1x1000wd mini practicum project (20%), 1x500wd equiv group presentation (10%), 1x500wd in-class test (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit aims to develop written fluency in Chinese and English through translation practice. The unit is designed to further develop students' advanced writing and translation skills. Practical tasks will include translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, using a wide range of texts, including newspaper reports, advertisements, product package text, film subtitles, tourist brochures, web pages, and relatively simple technical, legal and official documents.
CHNS3621 Case Studies in Chinese Translation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3610 or 12 credit points at 3000 level in Chinese Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd theoretical Essay (30%), 1x2000wd mini research project (40%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (20%), tutorial discussion (equivalent to 500wds) (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects surrounding the work of Chinese/English translation. Through selected readings of existing translations and their associated critical apparatus, as well as theoretical treatments of the issue of translation, students will develop a detailed knowledge of the theoretical and methodological issues in Chinese translation.
CHNS3633 Stories for a Modern China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 Senior credit points in ICLS Assessment: 1x1500wd in-class test (30%), 1x500wd essay proposal (10%), 1x1000wd tutorial project (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines a range of Chinese-language works of fiction, poetry, and drama in the Republican and early People's Republic, including works by key figures such as Lu Xun, Eileen Chang, and Lao She. Texts will be placed in the social and political context of the period, when literature was considered a key tool for the modernisation of China.
CHNS3639 Chinese Cinema

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 2-3 hours film screening Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies Assessment: Classwork (10%), Oral Presentation plus written report of 500wds (30%), 1x1hr in-class test (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to the cinema of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We will view representative films of different periods and different regions, and read them within their historical and cultural context. We will explore how these films blend "traditional Chinese" and local elements -- plots, symbols, sound, music, performance styles and others -- with "modern" and "global" devices. We will also examine how Chinese cinema thus creates new definitions of Chinese identity and modernity.
CHNS3640 Readings in Traditional Chinese History

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612) Prohibitions: CHNS3561 Assessment: 1x1hr Exam (30%), 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 10x digital portfolio entries equivalent to 1500wds total (20%), 1xIn-Class presentation equivalent to 500wds (10%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
How did the early Chinese come to develop one of the world's great historiographical traditions? In their narratives of both exemplary and counter-exemplary behavior, what sort of personal qualities were thought to influence the course of history? How was social change perceived? Was there an understanding of "impersonal" forces of history, such as economics? These and other questions will be explored as we read in the rich sources left by premodern China's own historians. As some readings will be primary texts in the original, a good grounding in classical Chinese is assumed for this unit.
CHNS3645 Classical Chinese Prose

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612) Prohibitions: CHNS3547 or CHNS3447 Assessment: 1x1hr In-class test (30%), 1xOral Presentation and handout equivalent to 800wds (15%), 1xEssay proposal equivalent to 350wds (5%), 1x2000wd Final Essay (30%), 1xDigital portfolio equivalent to 350wds (10%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Critical examination of samples of admired nonfictional writing in Classical Chinese from after the foundation of the unified empire in 221 B.C. Students will gain an appreciation of the relationship between style and substance in literary Chinese prose. One or two genres (e.g., travel-related or argumentative Essays) or periods (e.g., the Tang dynasty) may be studied in greater depth, and students will be expected to consult relevant secondary scholarship in the selected areas. This unit assumes a thorough grounding in Classical Chinese.
CHNS3646 Classical Chinese Fiction

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612) Prohibitions: CHNS3543 or CHNS3443 Assessment: 1x50 minute in-class test equivalent to 800wds (30%), 1xOral Presentation and handout equivalent to 800wds (15%), 4x 200wd written translation exercise (15%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
How does the lean prose of classical Chinese express complexities of feeling or imagination? What issues does fiction in this ancient language raise about traditional Chinese society, beliefs and values? In light of these questions and of modern scholarship, this unit of study examines samples of pre-Tang zhiguai (tales of the strange and supernatural) and zhiren (tales of the world), Sui-Tang chuanqi (transmission of the marvellous), and the "strange stories" of the seventeenth-century scholar Pu Songling. This unit assumes a thorough grounding in Classical Chinese.
CHNS3647 Classical Chinese Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612) Prohibitions: CHNS3441 or CHNS3541 Assessment: 2x 50 minute in-class test equivalent to 800wds each (40%), 1xOral Presentation and handout equivalent to 800wds (15%), 1x2000wd final Essay (35%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Classical Chinese poetry is defined as verse composed in various forms and genres developed in pre-modern China. Most of these traditional forms and genres are still in wide use in contemporary China and within Chinese communities all over the world. This unit of study offers an introduction to classical Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the Song dynasty with focus on selected topics within this rich tradition. This unit assumes a thorough grounding in Classical Chinese.
CHNS3650 Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS2602 Assessment: 2x500wd interpreting projects (30%), 2x1250wd translation tests (40%), 1x1000wd oral interview (20%), tutorial participcation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study has been designed for Chinese language students including both background and non-background students to equip students for advanced Chinese language study and/or higher-level bilingual training in written translation and/or oral interpreting. Emphasis will be given to the development of linguistically and culturally-effective practical translation and interpreting skills.
CHNS3651 Chinese Drama and Theatre

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x equivalent to 500wds oral presentation (20%), 2x equivalent to 2000wds 1 hr in-class test (30%), 1x 2000wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit studies key aspects of Chinese performance art and performance literature. It explores the development of Chinese theatre from ritual to ritual drama to literary drama and examines how ritual/theatrical elements are integrated into musical drama, the dominant form of Chinese theatre known as xiqu as represented by Kun opera and Beijing opera.
CHNS3680 Multilingualism in the Sinosphere

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26 hours online instruction or 20 hours of face-to-face contact hours and 6 hours of online instruction Prerequisites: 6 senior credit points in any of Chinese Studies; Asian Studies; Linguistics or Education Assessment: 1x2500wd project (40%), 4x1000wd total online activities (20%), 4x1000wd total content quizzes (20%), 1x1500wd oral presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit complements students' Chinese language studies, offering a view of multilingualism in the sinosphere under the broad term of linguistic, cultural and society studies and provides the opportunity to study language policy, language education, social changes and cultural practice by looking at the relationships between different regions which share a common Chinese language.
ASNS3618 Popular China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Anthropology) Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (25%), 1x1000wd short Essay (25%), 1x500wd abstract and bibliography (10%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to popular culture in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese Diaspora. From film to television, from music to theatre, from print media to the Internet and from popular literature to visual arts, this unit explores popular Chinese culture as it is generated in Chinese societies and lived by Chinese people. It will cover a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to analyse these phenomena.

Interdisciplinary project unit

CHNS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed for third year students to undertake a project that allows them to work with one of the University's industry and community partners. Students will work in teams on a real-world problem provided by the partner. This experience will allow students to apply their academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to a real-world issue in an authentic and meaningful way.
CHNS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 18 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.

Honours

Honours in Chinese Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours Seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ASNS4113 Theory and Methods in Asian Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd commentary piece (25%), 1x 1500wd presentation (25%), 1x 3000wd research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will examine how major shifts in research questions, directions, approaches and assumptions that have happened in social sciences during the twentieth century have played out in the field of Asian Studies. Students will critically analyse the circumstances and reasons for the emergence of the discipline of Area Studies, and its specific application to the study of Asian societies. In both seminar discussion and individual projects, students will engage in case studies from their respective areas of expertise, namely Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean studies.
ASNS4114 Engaging Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Intensive over one month, equivalent to weekly 1x2hr seminar over a semester. Assessment: 1x 500wd annotated bibliography (10%), 1x 500wd magazine article (10%), 1x 10 minute video talk (20%), 1x 4500wd essay (50%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit investigates the role of Asian Studies experts as public intellectuals in Australia and in the world. Students will reflect on issues of intellectual freedom and integrity, institutional pressures and public engagement as they relate to the communication of research findings to a range of academic and non academic audiences and across a range of different media. In both seminar discussion and individual projects, students will engage in case studies from their respective areas of expertise, namely Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean studies.

Honours thesis units of study

CHNS4111 Chinese Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Chinese Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Chinese Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
CHNS4112 Chinese Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project of 18-20,000 words in Chinese Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.

Advanced Coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Chinese Studies are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.