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 digital economy and social class changes, Chinese contemporary literature, social development and division, changes of global views, and modern civil war history. It particularly focuses on the training of skills in social sciences research using 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 ActivitiesPresentation, group debates and short essay writing exercises, reading comprehension questions in mid-semester and final examinations, group presentation on researched topics, collaborative translation exercises.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHI2CCD OR CHI2CMT


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 and 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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class group presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Mini-forms and workshop activities (2000 words equivalent)Ten lecture mini-forms and workshop activities during week 2-11

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

One research essay (2000 words equivalent)On a chosen critical issue in contemporary China

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6