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Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society 1 - CHN361

This unit is designed for students who are Chinese background speakers or those who possess a similar level of Chinese to the HSC Chinese for Background Speakers. The unit aims to explore and evaluate Chinese cultural and social experience as part of an emerging global civilisation. Students will be introduced to key concepts, theories and frameworks that are integral to the analysis of Chinese culture and society, and related topics including government, economics, society, philosophy, religion, arts, literature and science. We will examine the challenges that arise as China adapts ancient values to contemporary society. Particular attention will be paid to the discussions of Confucian practices and institutions appropriate for the modern era, and the analysis of key social and cultural issues in contemporary China.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kevin Carrico

6cp at 200 level including CHN209 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CHN104, CHN105, CHN148, CHN149, CHN232, CHN233, CHN320, CHN321, CHN340
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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