CHN20120 Contemporary Chinese Society

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module provides an introduction to China, improving students' understanding and knowledge of China with a focus on contemporary Chinese society. The topics covered include: modern Chinese history with an emphasis on modern Chinese politics, Chinese economy, foreign relations, legal system and law, population, urbanisation and education, marriage, family and kinship, movies, media and internet and Chinese business customs. Various workshops are organised to further improve students’ understanding of contemporary Chinese society through their own experiences, such as Chinese New Year celebrations, a shopping trip to a local Chinese supermarket, interviewing Chinese people and viewing Chinese movies. Guest speakers are invited to share their expertise with students in the relevant areas of the course.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the module students should be able to
• Demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of China, in particular in the aspects of contemporary Chinese society.
• Acquire an appreciation of the Chinese socio-culture environment which is paramount to any organisation wanting to conduct business in today's rapidly progressing China.
• Open mind to different political, economic and social systems and further develop critical thinking skills in the learning process.
• Engage critically with primary source material, and be able to assess its usefulness.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Tutorial

12

Seminar (or Webinar)

4

Specified Learning Activities

36

Autonomous Student Learning

48

Total

124

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Various workshops are organised to further improve students’ understanding of contemporary Chinese society through their own experiences, such as Chinese New Year celebrations, a shopping trip to a local Chinese supermarket, interviewing Chinese people and viewing Chinese movies. Guest speakers are invited to share their expertise with students in the relevant areas of the course. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Contemporary Chinese Society (BCHN20330)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Response Paper Week 6 n/a Graded No

15

Attendance: Attendance and Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

15

Examination: Two Essays Unspecified Yes Graded No

40

Group Project: Presentation and Essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

30


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Online automated feedback
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Lan Li Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 
Spring
       
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50 Face to Face
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 11:00 - 12:50 Face to Face
Spring