• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course offers a survey of the history and development of varieties of the Chinese language (spoken and written) from its earliest forms down to the present moment.

The course introduces students to the history and rich variety of Chinese language usage through the ages, through both the spoken and writtten languages of China.

Topics covered will include the beginning of the Chinese script with the Oracle bones of the Shang dynasty (ca 2100 to 1600 BCE); the development of Archaic, Early and Middle Classical Chinese; the use of the Chinese script in Japan, Korea and Vietnam; the development of the written vernacular language; the simplification of the script; systems of Romanisation; the varieties of other Chinese languages (dialects) and their written forms; the use of Chinese on the World Wide Web and for texting

Learning Outcomes

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

Understand issues in the history and variety of the language of China; to integrate this theoretical and historical knowledge with empirical examples; learn to think critically; develop skills in synthesising and contextualising new information; develop skills to locate, analyse, evaluate, and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Chinese; develop an ability to work in cooperative groups on key issues in this field of Chinese Studies and to communicate findings to others.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%)

 Tutorial presentation (15%)

 Major essay (40%)

 Final examination (35%).

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Workload

Three contact hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 30 units of courses towards a degree program and CHIN1013.

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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