LANG 3026 Chinese 307: The Cultural Context of China
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 100067
Coordinator Lijiang Zhao Opens in new window
Description This subject provides a brief overview of Chinese culture and examines the cultural interchanges of which it has been a part throughout history. Students will analyse the effects of these cultural contacts, both positive and negative. They will also evaluate and critique relevant cultural issues, from a comparative perspective. This process will increase students' understanding of the cultural identity of China, and it will also enable them to appreciate the importance of outside cultural influences, thereby reinforcing an open and mature attitude towards multiculturalism. The subject will be conducted in Chinese.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Discipline Eastern Asian Languages
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Chinese 204 or equivalent.
- demonstrate understanding of the essence of Chinese traditional culture and Chinese cultural identity;
- identify the cultural exchanges that have taken place between Chinese and other peoples;
- explain the impact of Chinese culture on other cultures and its continuing relevance to the contemporary world;
- demonstrate an understanding of how other cultures have affected Chinese culture, up to the present;
- assess cultural contact situations with an open and mature attitude towards multiculturalism;
- apply sound analytical and critical thinking skills while dealing with cultural issues.
The impact of Chinese culture on other cultures: great inventions, the explorers Zhang Qian and Zheng He, and overseas students;
The impact of other cultures on Chinese culture: Buddhism, Marco Polo, the Christian missionaries, the Opium War;
Chinese culture and Chinese people through Western eyes;
Western culture and Westerners through Chinese eyes;
Chinese subcultures in Taiwan, Hong Kong and overseas;
A brief history of Chinese migration to Australia.
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The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Presentation||10-15 minutes (including discussion)||30||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||40||N||Individual|
- A Subject Reader prepared by the school. Students to supply Chinese newspapers and magazines.