- Code ASIA2037
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Thomas Dubois
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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Knowledge of modern Chinese history is fundamental to understanding contemporary China. This course introduces students to a selection of key events and themes in modern Chinese history from the late imperial period to the present. Collectively, these events and themes have defined the course of modern Chinese history. The course also provides an understanding of how those events have been interpreted. The course assumes no prior understanding of the history of modern China. Workshop discussion and tutorial presentations will address historical and contemporary approaches to interpreting aspects of these events and themes. English is the language for instruction and for all readings.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Understand key issues about modern Chinese history
2. Acquire a different cultural perspective from which to view oneself, one's culture and one's society
3. Integrate theoretical knowledge with empirical example
4. Learn to engage with the ideas and perspectives of other learners
5. Learn to think critically
6. Learn analytic skills for developing and defending an argument
7. Develop skills in synthesising and contextualizing new information
8. Develop skills to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Asian
9. Develop an ability to work in cooperative groups on key issues in Chinese Studies and communicate findings to other course members
One tutorial precis (min 500 words) - 15%
Tutorial participation - 10%
Major essay (min 2,000 words) - 40%
Final Examination - 35%
The first and second forms of assessment listed above (tutorial precis and participation) are designed to develop learning outcomes 2, 4, and 9; the essay is designed to develop learning outcomes 1 - 3 and 5 - 8; the final examination is designed to consolidate learning outcome 1.
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Two lectures and one tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Two ASIA, HIST or POLS coded courses amongst prerequisites.
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8530||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|