Chinese culture and society (2019/2020)

Course code
4S006334
Name of lecturer
Sara D'Attoma
Coordinator
Sara D'Attoma
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-OR/21 - CHINESE AND SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Acquisition of basic notions concerning the main social and cultural phenomena that have taken place in China in the last decades with a focus on the relationship between tradition and modernity. Through individual or group works, students will acquire skills in research methodologies and they will develop a critical approach.

Syllabus

The course will focus on some issues about social changes in China over recent decades that will be discussed through the analysis of the relationship between society and power and the role of the institutions. Students will participate in the debate through in-depth analysis on specific topics of particular interest useful to trace an overview of contemporary Chinese society (media, environment, politics, to name but a few).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Tamara Jacka, Andrew B. Kipnis, Sally Sargeson Contemporary China: Society and Social Change (Edizione 1) Cambridge University Press 2013 9781107011847

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (multiple choice and open-ended questions).