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CHIN210 engages with the current academic trend of Sinophone studies in the global network. Separated from the traditional framework of China studies, Sinophone studies reconsiders the interconnectedness of China proper, its Autonomous Regions, and the overseas Sinophone communities with a focus on such topics as cultural history and landscape, cross-Strait relations, diaspora, postcolonialism, and globalisation.
By the end of this course, each student will:1. Develop a sophisticated understanding of Sinophone studies and of how it is perceived in the global network;2. Identify the evolving cultural trends of Sinophone communities;3. Show a cross-cultural view of the Sinophone world;4. Develop a global awareness by connecting Sinophone communities with New Zealand and the rest of the world;5. Be able to deploy organised ideas in presentation and participate in class discussions; 6. Demonstrate academic writing skills, including providing an argument, gathering and organizing second-handed resources, and analyzing materials closely and critically.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 15 points at 100 level from CHIN, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Electronic readings can be found on LEARN.Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides.
Domestic fee $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences