• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
  • Major code CHST-MAJ

Description

Chinese civilisation provided the foundations for what has become Modern East Asia. With China on the verge of becoming a world power again, Australia seeks to redefine its relationship with China and its role in the region. Chinese Studies at the ANU allows students to engage both broadly and deeply with China's past and present. The Chinese Studies Major offers include courses in linguistics, literature (traditional and modern), history, culture, politics, archaeology, calligraphy, and on Taiwan. The Major provides students with a solid foundation upon which to develop both general and specialist interests in Chinese culture, history, society and thought.

The Chinese Studies Major is designed to complement the Chinese language major and the Literary Chinese minor, though knowledge of the Chinese language is not required for courses in the Chinese studies major.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand and evaluate historical and current events and developments that have shaped China,

2. Identify and critique the socio-cultural and political systems of China,

3. Analyse developments in China in their regional and global contexts,

4. Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about Chinese Studies has developed.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Literature
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
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Requirements

Major Requirements

 

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2366 Foundations of Chinese Culture 6
ASIA2037 History of Modern China 6
ASIA3034 The Contemporary Chinese World 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800) 6
ASIA2003 Chinese Literature 6
ASIA2203 Archaeology of China 6
ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture 6
ASIA2073 Chinese Calligraphy: History and Practice 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2026 The Politics of China 6
ASIA2099 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections 6
ASIA2014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Culture 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
BUSI3028 Business in China 6
LING2017 Chinese Linguistics 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia 6
ASIA2017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia 6
ECHI2109 Asian Giants: India, China and Japan; Alternate Paths to Prosperity(P) 6
ASIA2001 Language in Asia and the Pacific 6
ASIA3021 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century 6
ASIA3051 Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia 6
ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives 6
ASIA2067 Economies of Emerging Asia 6
ASIA2065 Asian Politics: From Concepts to Causes 6
ASIA2301 Human Migration and Expansion in the Rise of the Asia-Pacific 6
ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives 6
ASIA2307 History of Empire in Asia 6
ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific 6
ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific 6
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