An introduction to the socio-cultural dynamics of China's transformation, drawing on anthropological perspectives to illuminate how critical issues such as urbanisation, religion, and gender are shaped by China's past, its present, and global forces. Taught in English.
What is the "Chinese Dream"? Why do the Chinese people see themselves as undergoing
a "Great Renaissance"? What does the Dream tell us about the changes taking place
in reform-era China?
This paper introduces the socio-cultural foundations of contemporary Chinese society. It draws on anthropological perspectives to illuminate how ideas about self, family, society and nation are shaped by China's past, its present and global forces.
|Paper title||Contemporary Chinese Society|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
- 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,
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of the paper, students will be able to
- Develop an understanding of the socio-cultural dynamics of China's transformation in the reform period
- Locate and use secondary sources relevant to selected topics
- Develop an awareness of key debates in the study of contemporary Chinese society
- Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.