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Module

CHN2004 : Contemporary Chinese Society: Issues and Challenges

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jo Smith Finley
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1) To provide an introduction to the concepts and norms of traditional social structure in imperial China;
2) To situate contemporary social problems in China against a backdrop of dramatic historial transformations occuring during the Republican, Maoist and Reform eras;
3) To consider the potential impacts of both domestic policies and global currents on the future evolution of Chinese society.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introductory session

Lecture 1. Individual, Family and Society
Lecture 2. Woman
Lecture 3. Population and Fertility
Lecture 4. The Environment (Resource Degradation)
Lecture 5. The Environment (Pollution)

Lecture 6. The Rual - Urban Divide
Lecture 7. Internal Migration
Lecture 8. Social Inequality
Lecturer 9. Education
Lecture 10. Ethnicity

Lecture 11. Criminal Law
Lecture 12. Religion
Lecture 13. Human Trafficking
Lecture 14. The Internet and Cybercrime
Lecture 15. Human Rights

Essay planning workshop

Block of 15 seminars

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable