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ASIA 2022 - China Today: Ideology, Party & Society

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: ASIA 2008
Assessment: Participation 10%, Annotated bibliography 20%, Research proposal 30%, Research essay 40%
Syllabus:

China Today helps students understand some of the key politics underlying developments and crises in China. China Today focuses on themes and principles underlying the evolution of Chinese politics, economy and society in the People's Republic. In the first half we examine the nature of China's communist party-state political system, the aims, rise and fall of Maoism, and the reasons behind and the nature of the 1978 post-Mao Zedong economic reforms. These changes have allowed China to develop into the rapidly rising economic power it is today while the reforms have also allowed China to be increasingly influential on the world stage. In the second half, we discuss some of the current key issues and problems arising from the success of China's development strategies. These may include growing levels of social inequality, gender and age imbalances, problems of political reform, China's place in international trade and political systems, the environmental costs of success and the like. Throughout China Today, the relevance of historical, theoretical and ideological issues, such as the nature of communism, for understanding current developments in China and applying critical thinking are stressed. Where possible, the relevant underlying principles are related to Australia, particularly understandings of what 'right' and 'left' can mean in politics. Skills in learning how to write strong argumentative essays are stressed throughout.

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Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11413 LE01 90 15 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11414 TU02 27 3 15 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
11415 TU01 27 2 15 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
11416 TU03 27 1 13 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room