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CHNS1601: Understanding Contemporary China

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Chinese Studies

Code CHNS1601
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ASNS1101
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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