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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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Warren Sun


Previously coded CHI4089


This unit will introduce students to a range of texts of different genres in contemporary Chinese. Students' ability to understand contemporary China and their skills of speaking, listening and writing will be further developed through reading, translation practice, essay-writing and other activities.


The subject aims to provide students with:

  1. General knowledge that will enhance their understanding of contemporary Chinese culture and society.
  2. The ability to comprehend and express complex ideas in both spoken and written forms, consolidating skills already acquired in ATS3007/ATS4007.
  3. Strategies of cross-cultural conceptualisation, incorporating translation skills, crucial to critical thinking on a range of cultural and social topics concerning contemporary China.


Class participation (450 words equivalent): 10%
Continuous reading, writing exercises and associated oral presentation (2700 words equivalent): 60%
Written examination(1350 words equivalent): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 3-hour lecture per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week


A credit in Chinese 7 or permission. Admission to Honours.


ATS3008, ATS4028, APG5028