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Chinese Studies: Culture and Empire (CHIN20007)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCHIN20007
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This introductory subject examines Chinese society and culture by looking at the relationship between cultural systems and imperial power. It addresses the long-term development of social and intellectual structures in China in relation to empire as a political order and a system of territorial domination. Students should gain a foundation for further study of Chinese society and culture and specific skills in the writing of essays.

Intended learning outcomes

  • have acquired a knowledge of major long-term developments in Chinese society and culture through the study of secondary scholarship in English. This will provide them with the background knowledge for advanced studies in Chinese language.
  • be able to use scholarly analysis to examine major world social and cultural systems.
  • develop arguments from critical reading of academic materials and present them in writing and speech.
  • recognise the importance of long-term perspectives in the study of culture and society.

Generic skills

  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.

  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.

  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.

  • acquire public speaking skills through tutorial discussion.

Last updated: 11 October 2019