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ASIA302 Special Topic: Global China

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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

This advanced paper examines various dimensions of China's globalisation after 1979. This knowledge will be used to help students acquire an appreciation of how the China is positioning itself in the world. This paper focuses on supporting students in building the capacity to apply China-related concepts to real-world situations. At a broader level, this applied approach is designed to help students develop problem-solving skills, cultural competency, and cultural empathy. These attributes are highly sought after by employers all over the world.

This paper is taught in English. It builds on knowledge and skills acquired in CHIN 241.

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) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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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.
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.

Teaching Arrangements

There will be 3 hours of lectures a week.

Note: This paper is also offered as ASIA 202 - the content of the paper is the same for both ASIA 202 and ASIA 302, but assessment is differentiated between the two levels.

All required readings are available for you as electronic reserve at the Otago Library as well as on Blackboard.
Course outline

View the sample course outline for ASIA 302

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the paper, students will be able to:

  • Identify five dimensions of China's globalisation after 1979
  • Explain the ways in which these five dimensions shape China's globalisation after 1979
  • Relate these five dimensions of China's globalisation to real-world situations
  • Evaluate the ways in which China's approach to globalisation is similar or different to that of other countries

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
S1 Friday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41