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CHIN241 Contemporary Chinese Society

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
Paper code CHIN241
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
18 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
Textbooks
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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 16:00-17:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 9-16, 18-22

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
Paper code CHIN241
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
Textbooks
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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

 

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 14:00-16:50 9-14, 17-22