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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.
This introductory paper examines some of the momentous transformations that took place in the People's Republic of China (PRC) after 1979. This knowledge will be used to help students acquire an appreciation of the forces shaping mainland Chinese society. At a broader level, this paper is designed to help students develop teamwork skills, cultural competence, and cultural empathy. These skills will enable students to learn how to work as a team member and see the world from a different perspective. These attributes are highly sought after by employers around the world.
|Paper title||Contemporary Chinese Society|
|Teaching period||First Semester (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- 18 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
- Readings are available for you as electronic reserve at the Otago Library as well as on Blackboard.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Identify six key features of post-1979 China
- Explain the ways in which these six key features shape everyday life in post-1979 China
- Compare and contrast the ways in which these six key features of post-1979 China are similar to or different from one other country