• Class Number 6989
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Hsiao-chun Hung
    • Dr Hsiao-chun Hung
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

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.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction to the course; Geography, environment, peoples and cultures of Taiwan Lectures 1- 2
2 Prehistory- Palaeolithic period (30,000 BP to 6000 BP) Lectures 3-4
3 Prehistory- Neolithic period (6000 BP to 2400 BP) Lectures 5-6
4 Prehistory-Iron Age period (2400 BP-400 BP) Lectures 7-8
5 Aboriginal Cultures and Arts Lectures 9-10
6 Mid-term Examination
7 Teaching Break
8 Teaching Break
9 Formosa under the Dutch (1624–1662); Formosa under the Spanish (1626-1642) Lectures 11-12
10 The Zheng (Koxinga) Regime in Taiwan (1662-1683); Taiwan under Qing Regime (1683-1895) Lectures 13-14
11 Taiwan under Japanese Rule (1895–1945) Lectures 15-16
12 History of Taiwan since 1945 Lectures 17-18
13 Taiwan Today Lectures 19-20
14 Conclusion Lectures 21-22

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Participation in class and tutorial sessions 10 % 29/10/2021 28/11/2021 1,2
Oral presentation 25 % 29/10/2021 28/11/2021 1,2,4
Mid-term examination 25 % 31/08/2021 30/09/2021 1,2,3
Major essay 40 % 05/11/2021 28/11/2021 1,2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Participation in class and tutorial sessions

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 29/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Participation in class and tutorial sessions

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 29/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Oral presentation

A presentation of 20 minutes about a significant topic during one tutorial session

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 31/08/2021
Return of Assessment: 30/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Mid-term examination

Assessment Task 4

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 05/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Major essay

2,000-2,500 words

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

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.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

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Distribution of grades policy

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Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Dr Hsiao-chun Hung
02 6125 5975

Research Interests

Dr Hsiao-chun Hung

Friday 14:00 15:00
Dr Hsiao-chun Hung
02 6125 5975

Research Interests

Dr Hsiao-chun Hung

Friday 14:00 15:00

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