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CHIN20007 Chinese Studies: Culture and Empire

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Prerequisites:

None.

Corequisites:

None.

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None.

Non Allowed Subjects:

None.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Lewis Mayo

Contact

Email: lmayo@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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.
Assessment:

  • An essay of 2000 words 45% (due mid semester)
  • An essay of 2000 words 45% (due during the examination period)
  • Continuous tutorial participation 10%

Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 75% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Patricia Buckley Ebrey, The Cambridge Illustrated History of China (1996, Cambridge University Press)

Recommended Texts:

None.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.

Notes:

Formerly available as 110-027 Chinese Studies: Culture & Environment and as 110-183 Chinese Studies: Culture & Empire. Students who have completed 110-027 or 110-183 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Asian Studies
Asian Studies Major
Chinese Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Asian Studies
Related Breadth Track(s): Chinese Studies

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