- Code ASIA2014
- 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
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
- Offered in See Future Offerings
This course introduces key aspects of contemporary Chinese culture and society without assuming prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language. As a core course for the Chinese major students, it offers critical examinations of culture in today's China, in particular, popular culture and mass media, and aims to link knowledge and visions on China’s past and present. It also exposes students to the ways in which a text is read and the epistemological and political issues that arise in cross-cultural examinations of culture and society. Topics of discussion include:
- China and Chineseness
- Orientalism and the study of China
- Ethnicity and Chinese identity
- Languages in China
- Postsocialist Chinese literature
- Cinema: from foreign import to global brand
- Media boom and cyber culture
- Music and performing arts
- Gender in contemporary China
- Globalization and nationalism
- Chinese diaspora
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Students will -
1. obtain in-depth knowledge and insights on contemporary Chinese society and culture
2. become acquainted with major issues relating to social change in China and their significance in a globalising world.
3. will develop skills of examining other cultures and societies from a comparative perspective and
4. will be able to formulate critical questions using conceptual tools learned from the course.
(1) Tutorial participation 10%
(2) Tutorial Presentation 20% (LO 1,2)
(3) Tutorial Paper 1000 words 30% (LO 1,2,3)
(4) Research Essay 3000 words 40% (LO 2,3,4)
Students are required to fulfil each of the of the five components of assessment in order to pass the course as a whole.
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Three hours per week - 2 hour lecture plus 1 hour tutorial.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Kam Louie, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
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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|
|9613||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|