• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Shengyu Fan
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Email cap.student@anu.edu.au to request a permission code.

This course guides  students in intensive and extensive Independent level  readings and in analysis and discussion of Chinese texts in a field of specialisation. It is suitable for heritage learners or students who have completed the 'Year in China' course and have an advanced level of proficiency in spoken and written Chinese. The content of the course will cover different aspects of modern Chinese culture and society and will prepare students for independent research in different fields. At the same time, it will improve their skills of reading comprehension, speaking, writing, analysis, and translation.    

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Independent level of Standard Modern Chinese to:

1. Discuss and present on relevant topics of Chinese culture and society in fields of specialization; produce advanced-level Chinese language Powerpoint presentations.
2. Analyse themes in the materials under study and offer critical written responses.
3. Demonstrate an advanced ability to read and evaluate texts on a range of topics about Chinese literature and history, and extrapolate meanings from context.
4. Produce translations from Chinese into English to a high level of proficiency.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between trends in Chinese and Western literature and history.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


The workload for this course comprises three contact hours per week. It demands an average of four hours of tutorial preparation, including assigned readings, and review of lectures. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.  This course may be offered online or in person depending on the convenor’s preferences and availability.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3025 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN6212.

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

Sections of Dream of the Red Chamber (Hong lou meng) by Cao Xueqin



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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7234 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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