30 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: EAS6453

Aims/Description: This unit provides an advanced understanding of key social issues in contemporary China and encourages an appreciation of how and why the presentation of these questions in the Chinese and foreign media may reflect, contradict or complicate the academic literature. Through seminar discussions, and the production of a contemporary China wiki, students will examine social issues including income inequalities, the rural-urban divide, labour migration, gender, religious organisation and rights consciousness, and will consider how these questions are understood by China scholars, and reflect on the relation (or the tension) between the media record and the academic literature. 

Teaching Methods: The background and key questions for each topic will be covered by students (with some initial guidance from module organiser) in sections of the contemporary China wiki, each section of which will be presented to the class in seminar hour 1 of each week. Lectures 12 hours (1 hour per week) Seminars 12 (1 hour per week) Independent study 270 hrs (21 hrs/week for 13 weeks) 
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