• Class Number 3700
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
    • Dr YUN ZHOU
    • Dr YUN ZHOU
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
    • Lihong Rambeau
SELT Survey Results

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

Research-Led Teaching

Lectures will be comprehensive reading and discussion providing background information for topics and research related assignments.

Field Trips


Additional Course Costs


Examination Material or equipment


Required Resources

All materials/ resources will be uploaded on wattle.

All materials/ resources will be uploaded on wattle.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

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

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Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
oral presentation and comment writing in week 6 and 12 (tutorials) 30 % * * 1, 2, 3
Short Essay due in week 5 20 % 21/03/2022 28/03/2022 2, 3, 4
Final Essay due in week 14 40 % * * 2, 3, 4
Participation 10 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4

* 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 Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

oral presentation and comment writing in week 6 and 12 (tutorials)

Oral presentation of your views, reflections and critique on a book (in Chinese) you have read in the semester. The book can be from the readings in the course. Length: 10-15 minutes including Q&A. There are two time slots for the oral presentations. One is in week 6 and the other in week 12. Students are only required to present once. Students who are not presenting that week are required to write a 500-word comment on one of the presentations he/she attends and post it on Wattle. Students only need to write one comment. 


Content: * Choice of material * Knowledge andStructure: *Development of ideasPresentation: *Command of the technical aspePresentation: *Use of resources (different media:Presentation: *Engagement with audience: capacity

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 21/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 28/03/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Short Essay due in week 5

Write a review on a book (in Chinese) you have read in the semester. The book should be different from the one you choose for the oral presentation. You may select one of the books from the course readings or you may choose one of your own. You need to address in your review on what aspect and in what ways does the book reflect the social and cultural changes in China. The length of the book review should be about 1,500 characters. It should consist of a short summary of the reading and a commentary or personal reflection.


Understands meaning, purpose and content of book/nQuality of Evaluation of book: able to respond toTechnical skills /competence: demonstrates a commaCorrect use of book review structure

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Final Essay due in week 14

This is based on the readings, your original thought and research (2,500 characters). Topics will be distributed in due course.


Depth of understanding/ analysis of issues (10%)Use and evidence of Reading (10%)Logical coherence of Arguments (10%)Structure and expression (5%)Technical features (accurate referencing, characte

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4


This is based on the readings and the lectures. It refers to the preparation(??), participation(??)and contribution(????)in class activities.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

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

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. 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.

Returning Assignments

All assignments including book review, powerpoint presentation and final essays will be returned in 2-3 weeks time depending on the number of enrolments.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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.

Resubmission of Assignments

No resubmission is allowed without prior permission by the lecturer. It must be requested before the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

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).


Research Interests


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Research Interests


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Lihong Rambeau
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Research Interests

Lihong Rambeau

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