Faculty of Arts

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Hui Xu


Previously coded CHI4119


Through investigation into literature writings in Chinese language, this unit will help students to understand Chinese language as it used to express complex ideas of contemporary Chinese writers about social, political and cultural changes in post-Mao China. Through various research projects, this unit will also help students to write critical essays in Chinese language for academic purposes.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be expected to have acquired an ability to write and speak effectively in standard Chinese on a range of intellectual issues in post-Mao China. More specifically, students are expected to improve:

  1. their understanding of key issues in contemporary Chinese literature and cultural issues
  2. their knowledge of recent developments in Chinese literature and Chinese cinema
  3. their understanding of Chinese language as it used to express complex social, cultural, political and economic change in contemporary China
  4. their basic analytical and language skills necessary for research in Chinese studies.


Written work: 75%
Oral presentation: 15%
Class participation/perfomance: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three x 1 hr seminars/week


Chinese 10 or equivalent


ATS3011, ATS3031, ATS4031, APG5031