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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd detailed research report (40%), 1x1500wd diary of news use with news digest (30%), 1x1000wd in-class news presentation (20%), class participation (10%)
12 Junior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies