• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies

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. Demonstrate an understanding of issues in the history and culture of Taiwan.
  2. Critically compare issues in the history and culture of Taiwan with other countries in East Asia;
  3. Connect scholarly theoretical frameworks with historical cases and empirical examples;
  4. Collect, analyse, synthesise, interpret, debate, and contextualise information from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Chinese;
  5. Work in cooperative groups on key issues to do with the history and culture of Taiwan and to communicate findings to others.
  6. Illustrate the capability to design a term project investigating, critically and independently, 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, 4)
Oral presentation - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 4)
Mid-term Examination - 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)
Major essay - 50% (3,000-3,500 words Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3)

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Workload

The course comprises a weekly load of two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial. It also demands five hours of tutorial preparation, including assigned readings, and review of lectures each week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

This course is incompatible with ASIA2072.

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6989 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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