The Politics of Gender in China
Subject 110-228 (2009)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week , 8.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 1st-year requirements for the Asian Studies, Chinese Studies or Gender Studies major. For pre-2008 students: Usually 50 points of 1st year study in the Faculty of Arts.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Anne Mclaren
A/Professor A McLaren
|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses on the influence of traditions and ideologies on gender issues in China and the East Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore). Students will be encouraged to explore how 'tradition’ continues to shape notions of the body, sexuality and gender hierarchies in the contemporary era. The impact of globalization on marriage, careers, and lifestyle choices will also be explored. Students will be encouraged to apply critical notions drawn from Western gender theory to Asian contexts.|
|Assessment:||One class paper presented in class and submitted as a 1500 word assignment one week after presentation 30%, one research essay of 2500 words 60% (due during the examination period). Participation 10% based on contribution to class discussion in tutorials. No marks are given for attendance solely but students are required to attend at least six tutorials as a hurdle requirement.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Class Reader available in the Bookshop.|
|Recommended Texts:||Louise Edwards & Mina Roces, Women in Asia. Allen & Unwin, 2001. Anne E McLaren, ed. Chinese Women:Living & Working. London & New York: Routledge, 2004|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Was previously available as 110-417. Students who have completed 110-417 are ineligible to enrol in this subject|
Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies) |
Asian Studies |
Asian Studies Major
Gender Studies Major
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