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ASIA302 Special Topic: Global China

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 (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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18 200-level CHIN or ANTH points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
May not be credited together with ASIA 202 completed in 2016 or 2017.
Teaching Arrangements
There will be 3 hours of lectures a week.
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
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.
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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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


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


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