- Code ASIA2367
- 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, Cultural Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course is for students interested in China. It is the sequel to the core course Culture and Traditions: Foundations of Chinese Studies A (ASIA1066). The course introduces key historical, social, and cultural topics essential to understanding modern China and the influence and legacy of traditional society. The course is structured around a number of significant people and characters, both real and imaginary, discussed within their historical contexts. The course assumes no background knowledge of China or the Chinese language.
This is a core course for a major in Chinese Studies (or alternatively for a China-rich concentration of latter-year courses) and may also be taken by students from other Faculties. Once you have successfully completed this course and its prequel, Culture and Traditions: Foundations of Chinese Studies A (ASIA1066), you will be well prepared to undertake the study of Chinese history, culture, and society at the intermediate and then the advanced levels. You will also be in a better position to identify topics that are of interest to you in that vast world called Chinese Studies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand key concepts about Chinese history and society.
- Acquire a different cultural perspective from which to view oneself, one’s culture and one’s society.
- Integrate theoretical knowledge with empirical example.
- Learn to engage with the ideas and perspectives of other learners.
- Learn to think critically.
- Learn analytic skills for developing and defending an argument.
- Develop skills in synthesising and contextualizing new information.
- Develop skills to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a variety of sources.
- Develop the ability to work in co-operative groups on key issues in Chinese Studies and to communicate findings to other course members.
Two tutorial exercises (min 500 words each; both 10%)
Major essay (min 2500 words; 45%)
Final Examination (35%)
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Two lectures and one tutorial per week.
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