• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese Studies in Language
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, History, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr YUN ZHOU
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

Taught entirely in Chinese in the Australian context, this course trains students in critical analysis and discussion of Chinese history and culture. Topics may include twentieth century Chinese history, cultural identity in contemporary China, and philosophical influences on Chinese culture. The goal of the course is to engage with primary materials to develop independent research and academic writing skills. This course demonstrates a commitment to research-led teaching that emphasises global citizenship, multiculturalism and the importance of multilingual academic inquiry.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss and present on topics of Chinese history and culture
  2. Analyse themes in the materials under study and offer critical written responses
  3. Make critical use of concepts and analytic tools from history and cultural studies to develop, review, and synthesise knowledge about Chinese history and culture
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between Chinese and Western culture and society

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. The total number of students for both CHST3211 and CHST6211 is capped at 160 students for Semester 1 2020. The undergraduate version of the course CHST3211 is capped at 145 students and postgraduate version of the course CHST6211 is capped at 15 students.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Written Exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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 availability.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3025 or equivalent fluency of Chinese. This course is incompatible with CHST6211.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must be able to read, write, and speak in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) to succeed in this course. 


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3700 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In-Person and Online View

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