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ASIA302 Special Topic: Global China

An examination of the globalisation of China, drawing on inter-disciplinary perspectives. Taught in English.

This paper draws on anthropological and historical perspectives to familiarise students with key debates underlying the globalisation of China. Major topics explored include China's global aspirations, state management of globalisation, and the transnational flows of people, goods, capital and ideas. This paper focuses on the political, economic and socio-cultural transformations that took place after China's 1979 economic liberalisation, or what is popularly known as the 'reform period'.

Paper title Special Topic: Global China
Paper code ASIA302
Subject Asian Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CHIN or ANTH points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with ASIA 202 completed in 2016.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
Paper Structure
ASIA 302 extends the East Asian focus adopted in ASIA 101 through a focus on a specific Asian country and the way it is shaped through global forces. Drawing on the contemporary approaches and methods, this paper provide students with a theoretical and methodological perspective through which they can understand the transnational flow of capital, goods, ideas and people between Chinese and the world.
Textbooks
All required readings are available for you as electronic reserve at the Otago Library as well as on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper, students will be able to
  1. Develop an understanding of the processes and consequences relating to the globalisation of China
  2. Locate and use secondary sources relevant to selected topics
  3. Develop an awareness of key debates in the study of globalisation
  4. Critically evaluate and relate conceptual perspectives to a globalising China

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 18-22

An examination of the globalisation of China, drawing on inter-disciplinary perspectives. Taught in English.

A hands-on paper examining the globalisation of China. This paper draws on socio-cultural perspectives to familiarise students with key debates underlying the globalisation of post-1979 China.
Topics covered include megacities, neoliberal capitalism, labour, sovereignty and citizenship, and cultural identity. A core emphasis in this paper is for students to develop employer-sought attributes, particularly the ability to apply China-related concepts to analyse real-world situations.

Paper title Special Topic: Global China
Paper code ASIA302
Subject Asian Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CHIN or ANTH points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with ASIA 202 completed in 2016 or 2017.
Teaching Arrangements
There will be 3 hours of lectures a week.
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
Paper Structure
This paper is structured on a 2-week cycle. Classes in the first week of each cycle focus on assisting students in developing a conceptual understanding of the broader debates underlying a particular dimension of China-™s globalisation. Classes in the second week of each cycle aim to assist students in applying these theoretical debates in the analysis of real-world events.
Textbooks
All required readings are available for you as electronic reserve at the Otago Library as well as on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper, students will be able to
  1. Develop an understanding of the processes and consequences relating to the globalisation of China
  2. Locate and use secondary sources relevant to selected topics
  3. Develop an awareness of key debates in the study of globalisation
  4. Critically evaluate and relate conceptual perspectives to a globalising China

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41