15 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: EAS6453


Aims/Description: This module explores key developments in Chinese society and culture, broadly conceived, during the post-Mao reform era. Through a combination of lecture and seminar classes, it will address divisions in Chinese society, between rich and poor, rural and urban Chinese; shifting forms of engagement with a changing China through the press and electronic media and through mobility/migration; developments in areas such as gender, fertility and religion elsewhere considered to constitute `private life'; and the extent to which China may or may not be seeing the emergence of new concepts of rights and `civil society'. Students will extend their understanding of the major social and cultural issues in contemporary China, their ability to locate, evaluate and analyse English-language academic and primary literature, and their ability to present that analysis in written form and in oral presentations.

Staff Contact: Dr Marjorie Dryburgh
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Presentation

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