Rising China in the Globalised World

Subject INTS90007 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

Time commitment totals 170 hours.


Admission to the Masters of International Relations or Executive Master of Arts.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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


Dr Sow Keat Tok


Email: sowkeat.tok@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject looks at the impact of a rising China in the globalised world. It examines contemporary China's relations with various powers, regions and global institutions, particularly in the context of its phenomenal rise in the last three decades. The subject also explores key issues related to China's rise: state-society relations, economic development, participation in regional and global institutions, disputes and conflict resolution etc.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Developing an understanding of China‚Äôs 'rise' in the globalised world.
  • 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 to a rising China.
  • Demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources.
  • A class presentation, 10% (due during semester, each student is required to give a presentation between weeks 3-12)
  • Ten 300-word reflective essays (based on weekly readings), 6% each, 60% in total, (due weeks 3-12)
  • A briefing paper, 1500 words, 30% (due mid semester)

Hurdle requirements: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.

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 Translation
Master of Translation (Extended)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of International Relations
100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Journalism
Asian Studies
EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 2 years
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Chinese
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Asian Studies
Master of International Business electives
PD-ARTS Asian Studies
PD-ARTS Chinese

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