- Code CHST3212
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Literature, Asia-Pacific Studies
Taught entirely in Chinese in the Australian context, this course trains students in critical analysis and discussion of Chinese literature; classical, modern and contemporary. Through textual analysis this course will explore the Chinese literary tradition from an interdisciplinary perspective, using texts such as Hong Lou Meng (The Story of the Stone, or the Dream of the Red Chamber), Lu Xun and Mo Yan. The goal of the course is to engage with literary texts and critical commentaries 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Discuss and present on topics of Chinese literature
2. Analyse themes in the materials under study and offer critical written responses
3. Make critical use of concepts and analytic tools from literary studies to develop, review, and synthesise knowledge about Chinese literature
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between Chinese and Western literature and society
Indicative AssessmentOral Presentation (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3)
Written Exam (30%) (L O 1,2,3)
Final Essay (40%) (L O 1,2,3,4)
Quizzes (10%) (L O 1,2,3,4)
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WorkloadThe 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must be able to read, write, and speak in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) to succeed in this course.
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