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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Chinese)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * read a wide range of materials in Chinese; * apply their understanding of these materials to the study of China; * demonstrate a familiarity with research methods commonly employed in Sinology and Chinese studies.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Chinese)
  • Course description
        *  Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
        * four compulsory subjects (50 points)
        * one elective subject (12.5 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-533  Chinese Thesis
    Students will be required to write a thesis of 12 000 words. They will also be required to present a seminar paper on the results of their research in their second semester.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Compulsory subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-446  Topics in Chinese Studies
    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. ...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-492  Postgraduate Chinese A
    This subject will consist of two parts. The first part is a program of instruction in communicative language use; the second is a reading course and series of seminars on the use of Chinese language materials for research purposes. The level of study...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-493  Postgraduate Chinese B
    A continuation in the second semester of 110524.     Semester 2     12.50

    110-590  Critical Asian Perspectives
    This subject aims to consolidate and develop fourth year and postgraduate coursework students' intellectual conception of the interdisciplinary field of Asian Studies. Students will deepen their understanding of their chosen field through readin...     Semester 1     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-448  Supervised Reading (Asia Institute)
    This subject offers students the chance to undertake independent research in their respective disciplines in areas of interest to them, and present the findings in a scholarly manner. Topics might include aspects of regional history, ethnic groups, l...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    110-475  Chinese Society and Culture
    This subject will develop students´ ability to relate patterns of Chinese language use to the society and culture of which the language is a part. Methodologies used are those of social and cultural anthropology and sociolinguistics. Lectures in...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-432  Cultural Studies in Asia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-499  Asia-Pacific: Zone of Conflict or Peace?
    This subject provides an examination of some important issues in Asia-Pacific international politics in the light of relevant theorizing, interpretations and debates. The topics for study will normally include the China-US-Japan triangle, the Taiwan ...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-592  Education and State Power in China
    As the society with the world’s oldest tradition of state-sponsored examinations and some of the most radical government-initiated educational reforms in the modern world, China is a particularly significant site for the analysis of relat...     Semester 1     12.50

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