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Contemporary China (ASIA90017)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeASIA90017
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an introduction to Contemporary China, focusing on the economy, politics, society, and China’s changing role in the world. Topics will include China’s economic history from the early 20th Century, its geography and resource constraints, the Maoist economy, market reforms, migration and urbanization, global economic integration, and China’s future.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfuly complete this subject should

  • Develop an understanding of contemporary China
  • Develop an ability to apply research skills and critical methods to an enquiry
  • Gain an ability to evaluate information from print and online media covering contemporary China
  • Develop an ability to write an analytical paper

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should develop the following:

  • improved written communication;
  • improved oral presentation skills;
  • improved analytical skills; and
  • improved ability to work as a team member

Last updated: 08 May 2018