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Social Issues in China Today - CHIN301

As China plays an increasingly important role in global affairs, graduates of the Chinese program, as well as graduates from other programs and departments, need to be familiar with the most pressing issues in contemporary Chinese culture and society. Learners also need to be familiar with the theories through which scholars analyze these issues, and the resulting diversity of opinions on these issues, so that they can make informed comments and decisions in their future careers. This unit will draw upon the rich English-language sociological and anthropological literature on contemporary China. There will be a focus upon not only understanding local social issues, such as contentious politics, the environment, ethnic relations, and urbanization, but also thinking through these issues in a broader comparative perspective. The knowledge provided in this course will be of use to graduates in whichever careers they pursue, whether in Australia or China or elsewhere in the world.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kathleen Poling

39cp at 100 level or above  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of International Studies

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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