• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Political Sciences
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Sally Sargeson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASIA6026
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Who rules China, and how? This course examines the politics of contemporary China. It traces the cultural and historical legacies affecting political life and the political processes through which nation-state, citizen-subjects and the organizations and institutions of governance are constructed and interact; examines the major political challenges confronting China today; and explores debates over the concepts used to explain Chinese politics, both in China and in the field of comparative politics.

Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire from experts in the field an up to date knowledge of the  organizations and institutions involved in contemporary Chinese politics; draw on key concepts in comparative politics to evaluate debates about the major political issues facing China; develop their research and analytical skills, by participating in tutorial discussions, preparing and writing a research essay, and preparing for an examination.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. understand the key concepts used in studying Chinese politics;
  2. demonstrate familiarity with some of the major theories seeking to explain Chinese politics;
  3. produce persuasive, well-researched written arguments about the politics of China;
  4. produce persuasive verbal accounts of the politics of China.

Other Information

Majors/Specialisations: Development Studies, International Relations, Cognitive Major (Contemporary Asian Societies), Cognitive Major (Asian Politics and International Relations), and Cognitive Major (Security Studies).

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course appies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation: 10%

Tutorial presentation: 10%

Tutorial paper: (500 words) 10%

Research essay: (2,500 words) 40%

Examination: 30%

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

3 contact hours and 6 hours private study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of university courses. Incompatible with ASIA6026

Prescribed Texts

A reading brick will be made available.

Preliminary Reading

Tony Saich, Governance and Politics of China (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3646 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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