- Code ASIA2366
- 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
- Dr Michael Schimmelpfennig
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
This is a regional course for students interested in China. It focuses on key social and cultural topics essential to understanding both traditional society and its influence modern and contemporary China. The course is structured around such themes as conceptions of time and space, the written and spoken word, the past and its records, traditional thought and belief, society, government and bureaucracy, cultural pursuits and literary products, inventions and technical advances, or Western interlocutors. The course intends to provide students with in-depth knowledge about core aspects of traditional Chinese culture necessary for any serious occupation with present day China and Chinese communities all over the world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. understand and reproduce key features of traditional Chinese culture and thought and modern discourses about such traditions.
2. take on a different cultural perspective from which to view oneself, one’s culture and one’s society.
3. compare and critique theoretical knowledge of this field in light of empirical examples.
4. locate and analyse new information from a wide variety of Western sources.
Weekly tutorial questions submitted at the beginning of tutorials - 20%
1st tutorial paper: A detailed bibliography and a detailed structure for an essay with a brief explanatory outline about one course topic (min. 1000 words). (Topic lottery) - 10%
2nd tutorial paper: A written out version of the essay (1500/2500 words for ASIA2366) suggested in the first tutorial paper including improvements from the first correction. - 20%
Final Exam - 50%
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WorkloadThe course comprises a weekly load of two one-hour lectures and two one-hour tutorials. It demands six hours of tutorial preparation, including assigned readings, and review of lectures.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsTexts for this course will be announced during the first tutorial.
Assumed KnowledgeThis course assumes no knowledge of the Chinese language.
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