• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Hsiao-chun Hung
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course will focus on aspects of the history and culture of Taiwan from the prehistoric period down to the present. It will cover a wide range of topics in assisting us to reconsider the role of Taiwan within the East Asian community or beyond. These topics include social and political histories, religious and festive traditions, and visual and performing arts, and their contemporary relevance. Taking Taiwan’s grassroots social movements and political demonstrations lead by university students as examples, you will learn how these movements are informed by the history of the island democratisation process and how these social-political activities are creating a long-lasting impact on its neighbours, such as Hong Kong and China. An additional workshop will emphasise knowledge acquisition through one’s own personal experiences and bodily senses.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Describe important issues in the history and culture of Taiwan; 
  2. Apply theoretical and historical knowledge with empirical examples;
  3. Identify, summarise, compare, and contextualise information from a wide variety of sources, (including Chinese if possible) 
  4. Work in cooperative groups on key issues to do with the history and culture of Taiwan and to communicate findings to others.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop a term project examining issues in the history and culture of Taiwan.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2)
Quizzes  - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2)
Mid-term Examination - 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)
Major essay - 50% (2,000-2,500 words Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5)

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The course comprises a weekly load of lecture and tutorial (three hours). It also demands seven to eight hours of tutorial and term projects preparations (individual and team), and review of lectures each week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 24 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA6072.




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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9467 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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