• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code CHST-MAJ

Description

Chinese Studies at the ANU is both broad and deep, covering linguistics, literature (traditional and modern), history, philosophy and religion, gender and cultural studies, politics, economics, sociology and ethnic issues, the Chinese diaspora, environmental and archaeological studies, human rights, film and art history, calligraphy and aesthetics, and a designated series of courses on Taiwan. Across the board, links between the old and the new are emphasized. A Chinese Studies major provides students with a solid foundation upon which to develop both general and specialist interests in Chinese culture, history, society and thought.

The Chinese studies major is designed to complement the Chinese language major, though knowledge of the Chinese language is not required for courses in the Chinese studies major.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Chinese Studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to Chinese Studies.
  • Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to Chinese Studies.
  • Determine the processes through which current knowledge about Chinese Studies has been developed.

 

Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive  list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major,  whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of  courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to Chinese Studies;

2. Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to Chinese Studies; 

3. Demonstrate an analytic understanding of the meanings that have been attached to the variety of Chinese experiences;

4. Determine the processes through which current knowledge about Chinese Studies has been developed;

5. Marshal evidence in support of arguments, and construct analytical narratives in response to empirical and theoretical research.

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Requirements

Study Options
 
Students may take up to two courses outside of this list with advanced permission from the Undergraduate Convenor, provided the courses contribute to the major's learning outcomes. The College of Asia & the Pacific encourages students to consider applying to take a Vice Chancellor's undergraduate course (VCUG) as part of this major.
 
Please Note: To see the pre-2012 rules for this major, students can navigate to the 2011 version of Study@.

 

Major Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6
ASIA1035 Introduction to Asian Politics 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2026 The Politics of China 6
ASIA2044 Foundations of Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800) 6
ASIA2366 Foundations of Chinese Culture 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2001 Language in Asia 6
ASIA2003 Chinese Literature 6
ASIA2037 History of Modern China 6
ASIA2063 Development Dilemmas in Chinese Politics 6
ASIA2054 Chinese Philosophy: Creation and Development 6
ASIA2014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Culture 6
ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
ASIA2017 International Relations in North East Asia 6
ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture 6
ASIA2073 Chinese Calligraphy: History and Practice 6
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia 6
ASIA2078 Arts in Contemporary Taiwan 6
ASIA2086 Introduction to Asian Religions 6
ASIA2174 Mysticism 6
ASIA2203 Archaeology of China 6
ASIA2251 Buddhist Thought 6
ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives 6
ASIA2314 From Mongols to Manchus: Inner Asian Frontiers 1400-1900 6
ASIA3002 The Chinese Southern Diaspora 6
ASIA3025 Tibet and China: Histories and Myths 6
ASIA3051 Archaeology in Asia 6
ARTV2053 Contemporary Asian Art 6
BIAN2130 Ancient Medicine 6
BUSI3028 Business in China 6
ECHI2109 Asian Giants: India, China and Japan; Alternate Paths to Prosperity(P) 6
INTR2012 China's New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security 6
SOCY2061 Contemporary Chinese Society 6
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