CHIN310-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Sinophone Studies: Society, Place, and Culture

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


CHIN310 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 30 points at 200 level from CHIN, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chia-rong Wu


Alex Tan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
End-of-semester reflection/research paper 10% 800 words for 300-level
Reading Journals (10) 40% Each student needs to submit ten reading journals (summaries and responses). Each journal accounts for 5% of the final grade and should be a minimum of 500 words for CHIN310.
Term tests 50% Week 6 (20%) and Week 12 (30%)

Textbooks / Resources

Electronic readings can be found on LEARN.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,641.00

International fee $7,500.00

* 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.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All CHIN310 Occurrences

  • CHIN310-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023