University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ASIA 2028 - Ten Things You Should Know About China

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
Assessment: Participation 10%, Oral presentation 20%, Essay (3000 words) 30%, Examination 40%.
Syllabus:

Do the Chinese eat everything? Who are the Chinese? Is China communist? What is China? Do you want to learn Chinese? But which Chinese language? Who is Confucius and what did he say? What is Yin and Yang? Is there such a thing as Chinese literature? Who is arguably the most important writer in modern China and why? What do you know about the Great Leap Forward? Is the Cultural Revolution cultural and revolutionary? Do you know the colour of Deng Xiaoping's cat? What has that anything to do with the Chinese economy? This course will question almost everything you know or you think you know about China. Ten Things You Should Know aims to challenge the accepted Australian wisdom and understanding of China, past or present, as presented in the media and some popular writings. By focusing on ten topics of personality or events and their surrounding issues in China's history and societal developments, this course will provoke debates and offers alternative perspectives to the answers of the above mentioned and other questions. The course aims to achieve three major goals for the students: 1) a critical understanding of some most important issues on China, 2) placing Australia and yourself in international context and 3) critical thinking towards anyone including the lecturer in this course who talks about China. Once you finish the course you will be the leading light in topics on China when you are with your family, among your friends and in social gathering (seriously).

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12925 LE01 150 70 6 Mar - 3 Apr Friday 10am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 10am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12927 SG04 29 FULL 10 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
12928 SG03 28 6 12 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 9am - 10am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 9am - 10am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
12930 SG01 29 FULL 12 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 28 May Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 108, Teaching Room