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

This capstone course builds on advanced skills in Chinese language and in the study of history. Students will read a variety of original texts in Chinese, selected from different periods and on different topics according the interest and expertise of lecturer and students. The course will focus both on the technical challenges of reading advanced materials and on the historical and historiographical issues that underpin and are illuminated by the texts. Interested students must consult the course convener before enrolling to ensure that the content will suit their needs.

Learning Outcomes

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

Understanding of key concepts and issues in Chinese history; 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, evalue 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; to develop a life-long interest and intellectual curiousity in this area.

Indicative Assessment

Two short translations (25% each)

Tutorial participation (10%)

One tutorial paper (20%)

Final test (30%).

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Students can expect to spend 10 hours of study per week on this course, inclusive of contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3023 and 3031.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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