30 Credits SPRING

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 based on online articles written by students, we 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.

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

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