Globalisation and China

Subject INTS90007 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

24 contact hours. Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time) 120 hours.


Admission to the Masters of International Relations or MA in Asian Societies or Executive Master of Arts.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Jia Gao, Dr Lewis Mayo


Dr Sow Keat Tok (

Subject Overview:

This subject looks at the relationship between China and economic, social, political and cultural globalisation. The course will cover key issues related to China's interconnectedness with the rest of the world in late modern and contemporary history: the transfer of ideas, movement of people, trade, participation in regional and global institutions etc. The course will survey the scholarly literature on globalisation and China from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and will also involve a major original research project.

  • Developing an understanding of China's economic, social, political and cultural interactions with the rest of the world.
  • Developing a critical understanding of contemporary key issues and challenges associated with the process of globalisation and China.
  • Demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources
  • 1,000-word essay research outline 20% (due mid-semester).
  • 4,000-word research-based essay 80% (due at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts:

Materials supplied by the Asia Institute.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, essay writing and classroom discussion
  • Demonstrate understanding of social, ethical and cultural contexts of knowledge


Related Course(s): Master of International Relations
Master of Journalism
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
Asian Studies
Asian Studies

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