Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to allow high level students to further extend their professional Chinese abilities and orient them in China related studies. Topics comprise environment protection, Chinese language, ethnic minorities and cultural diversity, Chinese culture and Chinese overseas, as well as Chinese civilisation and science and technology. It particularly focuses on the training of skills in social sciences research Chinese primary sources, as well as translation in primary data from Chinese into English and from English into Chinese. The subject features online and multimedia based collaborative teaching and learning experiences.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesPresentations and debates in class activities, reading comprehension questions in mid-semester and final examinations.  Short essay writing exercises, themed short presentations, group presentation on researched topics and collaborative translation exercises

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHI2CMT OR CHI2CCD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Chinese for Advanced Learners: Language, society and culture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorPing Wang & Yangbin Chen



PublisherNewsouth Books, UNSW


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Formulate a critical argument on the social, cultural and political issues in contemporary China.
02. Review relevant disciplinary literature and explain the social, cultural and political issues in contemporary Chinese society.
03. Use Chinese language to make a preliminary social science inquiry in the topics regarding contemporary Chinese social, cultural and political issues.
04. Work with a partner or as part of a team to communicate in oral and written formats.
05. Develop lines of argument, and orientation in Chinese-English two way translation practice

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class group presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Mini-forums & workshop activities (2000 words equivalent) Ten lecture mini-forums & workshop activities during weeks 2-11

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

One Research essay (1500 words equivalent) On a chosen critical issue in contemporary China

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6