units

ATS3011

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Hui Xu

Notes

Previously coded CHI3110

Synopsis

Through an investigation into the key intellectual issues of a multi-disciplinary nature in post-Mao China, this unit will introduce students to a range of literary writings by a young generation of contemporary Chinese writers. Through various research projects students will explore a range of different representations of Chinese culture and society.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be expected to have acquired:

  1. A general knowledge of the social, political and cultural development that has characterised post-Mao China, Chinese society, its people and its culture (through examination of the historical contexts of a number of literary texts published in China after the 1980s);
  2. An in-depth knowledge of changes that post-Mao reform has brought to intellectual trends in general and to literature in particular (through critical analysis of a range of literary works by a younger and unorthodox generation of Chinese writers who challenge traditional Chinese literary norms through their exploration of fundamental issues of humanism);
  3. The ability to write and speak effectively in standard modern Chinese on a range of intellectual and literary issues, and basic analytical and critical skills required for academic research in Chinese Studies.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours (3 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Any one of the following units: ATS3010, ATS3030, ATS3012, ATS3032, ATS3013, ATS3033, ATS3014, ATS3034, ATS3041, ATS3042, ATS2015, ATS2035, ATS2016, ATS2036, ATS3015, ATS3035, ATS3016, ATS3036 or by permission.

Prohibitions

ATS3031, ATS4011, ATS4031, APG5031