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  • Chinese 6CHIN20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is a continuation of Chinese 5. It is designed for students of non-Chinese speaking background who have completed Chinese 5 (previously offered as Chinese 3A), or equivalent. Students will build on the knowledge gained through their previous studies and broaden their reading, listeni...

  • Modern Chinese LiteratureCHIN30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines developments in modern Chinese literature from the Literary Revolution to the present with a focus on the contemporary period. Students will be encouraged to use digital technologies to facilitate reading comprehension in Chinese. By the end of the subject students should be...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Graduate Chinese BCHIN90006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a language subject for postgraduate students in Chinese. The level of study, content, and assessment in the subject will be determined by the Coordinator after placement testing and/or consultation with the students. Students will either be placed in an appropriate stream of language stud...

  • Chinese Economic DocumentsCHIN20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a reading course on Chinese economic and business documents. Students will be given a guided introduction to a variety of economic documents, including official policy statements, statistical material, newspaper reports and comments, and information drawn from the world wide web. ...

  • Chinese 3CHIN20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a post-elementary subject in Chinese. By the end of this subject students should know 750 Chinese characters and should have a good grasp of basic grammatical structures as well as furthering their knowledge of Chinese cultural practices.

  • Advanced Seminar in ChineseCHIN30007

    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 5CHIN30008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students of non-Chinese speaking background who have completed Chinese 3 and Chinese 4 (previously offered as Chinese 2A and 2B), or equivalent. Students will build on the knowledge gained through their previous studies and broaden their reading, listening comprehensi...

  • Chinese News AnalysisCHIN30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is an advanced unit introducing the techniques of Chinese newspaper analysis for fields such as politics, international affairs, intellectual debates etc. Students will use current reading materials to study a range of social and political affairs in the People's Republic of China. O...

  • Analysis of Contemporary Chinese SocietyCHIN30006

    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...

  • Chinese 4CHIN20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Chinese 4 is a post-elementary subject, a continuation of Chinese 3. It continues to focus on the understanding and use of the Chinese language, with emphasis on selected vocabulary, complex sentences and basic grammatical structures. By the end of this subject students should have mastered the b...

  • Great Chinese ClassicsCHIN20006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers an introduction to literary Chinese (wenyan) which was the formal written language of imperial China and the foundation of modern written Chinese. A knowledge of literary Chinese is thus indispensable in attaining higher level literacy in Chinese. Literary Chinese also include...