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PL3004 - Contemporary Chinese History, Politics and Foreign Relations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject examines contemporary Chinese history, politics and foreign relations with a particular emphasis on the 1949 establishment of the People's Republic of China through to the present era. It examines the approaches adopted by the Chinese government to stimulate economic and technological development since the Reform and Opening period, paying particular attention to both change and continuity within the China Model. Students will analyse contemporary domestic, regional and internationally focused policies, including the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as identifying both domestic and international issues affecting China. This subject is a critical step in understanding not only contemporary China, but also contemporary international relations and world politics.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate the historical, political and economic factors that have shaped contemporary Chinese domestic politics and foreign relations to identify the impact of changing leaders and geo-political dimensions, both inside and outside of the Chinese state;
  • apply skills in cross-cultural awareness and analyse a range of issues and topics examining contemporary Chinese history, politics and foreign relations;
  • apply knowledge of the interwoven nature of history and politics in China's relations with neighbouring, regional and extra-regional states, including Australia and the United States of America, to demonstrate both change and continuity in China's contemporary foreign relations and political outlooks;
  • research and analyse contemporary Chinese history, politics and foreign relations to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 2 - (35%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours online tutorials
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.