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China Since Mao (CHIN20008)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCHIN20008
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines cultural and social tendencies in contemporary China, and shows how they have developed from the socialist system. It analyses the culture of China's different social groups - men, women, young people, workers, farmers, the elites, minorities, intellectuals and business people. It aims to give a sense of the contemporary Chinese cultural landscape and how this has been analysed by scholars.

Intended learning outcomes

  • demonstrate familiarity with some major themes in modern Chinese culture.
  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic dynamics of Chinese society.
  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of some cultural values and social structures reflected in language use.
  • acquire skills to use scholarly analysis to understand contemporary social and cultural phenomena.
  • be able to develop arguments from critical reading of academic materials and present them in writing and speech.
  • be able to understand how relations of power affect social and cultural systems.

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