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CHNS1601: Understanding Contemporary China

This unit of study introduces key topics essential to understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture, including geography and environment, recent social and political change, art, literature and cultural practice, population and economic structure, education systems and issues of gender and sexuality. As a foundational unit in Chinese studies, it assumes no background knowledge of China or the Chinese language. It will be taught in English with an interdisciplinary approach.

Code CHNS1601
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate introductory factual knowledge about contemporary Chinese society and culture
  • LO2. demonstrate a knowledge of different perspectives of understanding China
  • LO3. critically understand these different perspectives and reflect upon your own preconceptions.