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  • Chinese Thesis Part 1CHIN40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will be required to write a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor. They will also be required to present a seminar paper on the results of their research.

  • Advanced Chinese TranslationCHIN20026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will learn to translate from Chinese to English and English to Chinese. The selection of texts will be limited to modern literature and to documents and news items on politics and international affairs. In their translations students will learn to focus on accuracy as wel...

  • Chinese 5CHIN10017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students to develop their ability of communicating in Chinese at a beginning-advanced level and their analytical skills of the Chinese language through engaging with a range of topics concerning contemporary Chinese society and culture. Student’s linguistic competence...

  • Human Rights in East and Southeast AsiaCHIN20025

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines human rights issues in East and Southeast Asia, with some focus on the case of China. The impact of (pre-modern) Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam and other traditions will be assessed on the shaping of human rights discourse in various Asian contexts. An important conceptual is...

  • Chinese 9CHIN20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a subject for the background speakers of Chinese who have limited literacy in Chinese and for background speakers of English who have developed their skills in Chinese language. Students will develop their ability to communicate in Chinese at an advanced level and conduct discussion on a ...

  • Advanced Seminar in ChineseCHIN20022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed to enable students to engage with Chinese language specialised academic research on humanities topics. Disciplines covered may include linguistics, social sciences, literary studies or culture studies. Students will acquire skills in reading academic Chinese and in oral d...

  • Chinese 8CHIN20028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have an intermediate level of Chinese language skills and minimal literacy skills. It aims to help students make the transition from beginning level textbook Chinese to a more advanced level where they can not only deal with original Chinese materials intended for...

  • Chinese 3CHIN10015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a post-elementary subject in Chinese. By the end of this subject students should know 650 Chinese characters and should have a good grasp of basic grammatical structures as well as furthering their knowledge of Chinese cultural practices.

  • Analysis of Contemporary Chinese SocietyCHIN20021

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces systems of social division in contemporary China, and examines some of the ways in which Chinese society is classified and analysed. The subject is delivered in Chinese. Discussion will be based on original Chinese literary and scholarly sources in English translation, and...

  • Japanese Grammar in ActionJAPN20010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation a...

  • Japanese Through TranslationJAPN20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces advanced learners of Japanese to two interrelated, but different, areas of language study: translation and interpreting. It provides the students with opportunities to understand and gain knowledge necessary for interpreting and translating. It involves the practice of int...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN10009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading stra...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN20011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading stra...

  • Variation in Japanese LanguageJAPN20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The diversity of language within Japanese, be it phonetical, lexical, morphological, grammatical and strategical, exist according to the speaker’s gender, age, hometown and type of communication one is engaged in. To ensure successful communication in Japanese, one must learn not only the ‘standa...

  • Japanese 4JAPN20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have successfully completed Japanese 3 and can recognise around 250 Kanji characters. In this subject, students will be introduced to around 100 new Kanji characters. They will develop communication skills to deal with formal interaction genres such as se...

  • Contemporary JapanJAPN20005

    Offered:Semester 1, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines basic themes in contemporary Japanese society, as well as commonly used theoretical models. Topics for discussion include the tension between individuals and collective society; notions of regional, gender and age-based status identities and the effects of social change. Stu...

  • Japanese 1JAPN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with no Japanese learning background. Students will develop essential foundation of Japanese literacy in order to be able to engage in social events and situations in an appropriate manner, while drawing on their background knowledge in their first language. ...

  • Japanese 7JAPN30005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Japanese 6 and can recognise around 600 kanji characters, or those who have similar experience. This subject will enhance students’ academic literacy skills to conduct research related to Japan/Japanese. Students will establish advanced Jap...

  • Signs and Symbols in JapaneseJAPN20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students an overview of the current Japanese writing system, consisting of three types of script: kanji, hiragana and katakana. Students will learn the historical backgrounds of these types of script, and learn the current structural and functional characteristics of ...

  • Topics in Chinese StudiesCHIN90003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. Where appropriate, visiting scholars will parti...