Chinese Society and Culture

Subject 110-475 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: To be advised
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Prerequisites: Major in Chinese or equivalent
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Prof D Holm
Subject Overview:

This subject will develop students' ability to relate patterns of Chinese language use to the society and culture of which the language is a part. Methodologies used are those of social and cultural anthropology and sociolinguistics. Lectures in Chinese on salient aspects of Chinese society and current issues in research. Discussion will include the application of fieldwork methods to the study of China.

Assessment: An essay of 1250 words 25% (due early semester), a bibliographic essay of 1250 words 25% (due mid semester) and a project report 2500 words 50% (due during the examination period).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to evaluate, discuss and synthesis research-based scholarly literature;

  • be able to design and write reports of investigations into specific topics of general or scholarly interest;

  • be able to present orally the results of research findings.


Previously available as 110-509 Chinese Society and Culture. Students who have completed 110-509 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Chinese)

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