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2014 HMA225 Asia Matters: China now

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HMA325

SPECIAL NOTE: Unit coordinator permission required for enrolment

Not Offered


This unit aims to give students an insight into some of the important and contentious issues emerging in contemporary China. No previous study of China or Chinese language is required as the background and historical introduction necessary for making meaning of events, changes and trends in China now will be provided. Students will be introduced to a range of topics including population policies, governance issues, protests and social change, internet censorship and control, online cultures and practices, the question of 'youth' and the new generation gap.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level and 300 level: Written assignments and class work totalling 3000 words (40%), seminar participation and presentation (20%), 2-hr exam (40%) Level 300 students will be required to answer more complex examination questions


2 hr workshop seminar each week (2hrs x 13weeks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq HMA101 and HMA102 or 25% of HMA units

STAFF: Coordinator: Dr Kaz Ross

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