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  • 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...

  • Chinese CinemaCHIN30018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a multimedia subject, which will examine contemporary Chinese literature and film, focusing on major developments in the post-1978 era. The subject introduces students to current uses of the Chinese language through the study of contemporary film and literature. Students should enhance th...

  • Graduate Spanish BSPAN90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to develop Spanish language abilities, both oral and written, for graduate students. Students will have the opportunity to learn idiomatic and formal features of the language, and apply their abilities to the analysis of a range of complex issues within the Spanish-spea...

  • Spanish & Latin American Thesis Part 2SPAN40008

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SPAN40007 Spanish & Latin American Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Spanish in a Global WorldSPAN90002

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers students the opportunity to engage with contemporary as well as historical debates and research findings in the field of Spanish and Latin American Studies. In particular it focuses on aspects of Spanish and Latin American languages and cultures in a global world, including th...

  • Spanish 4SPAN10004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject equips students with more sophisticated language and intercultural skills to communicate about the self and other in Spanish in a wider range of social contexts. By the end students will be able to comprehend and produce a variety of personal stories. They will have the language skil...

  • Spanish 2SPAN10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject equips students with more sophisticated language and intercultural skills to be able to express and situate themselves within a wider socio-cultural context, in Spanish. Writing strategies, such as editing, summarizing ideas and making writing persuasive will prepare students to prod...

  • Spanish 5SPAN30014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject, students will continue to develop their linguistic and cultural competence in Spanish. They will also advance their skills in textual analysis, with a special focus on the long tradition of testimonial texts (testimonios), both in recent Spanish and Latin American history. Throug...

  • Rock, Pop & ResistanceSPAN20016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In Latin America, cultural expression generally responds to specific socio-political contexts. This course explores different forms of resistance, mainly in popular music. Through the analysis of protest songs, it studies dissident social movements and artistic reactions to socio-political events...

  • Spanish 4SPAN20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject equips students with more sophisticated language and intercultural skills to communicate about the self and other in Spanish in a wider range of social contexts. By the end students will be able to comprehend and produce a variety of personal stories. They will have the language skil...

  • Spanish 6SPAN20019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The focus of this subject will be on the improvement of students’ oral and written language competence and the learning of textual study skills in Spanish, through the study of selected oral and written narratives. These particular texts are part of the long tradition of Spanish and Latin America...

  • Cooking up the NationSPAN30019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the interaction between cuisine and nationalist discourses in Spain and Peru, exploring how food can function as a site of control and/or a vehicle for the construction of nationhood. Studies of national cuisines demonstrate that how we talk about food is as revealing of o...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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.