Intro. to Chinese Studies
Run by School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Shasha Wang
Overall aims and purpose
This module is intended to introduce to students a basic but broad scope of Chinese history, literature and culture. It addresses some of the key concerns and issues in these areas. This module aims to give a good background knowledge for acquiring the language as well as lay a solid foundation for exploring more complex topics in Chinese Studies in later years.
This is an introductory course on some of the central concerns and issues in Chinese literature, history and culture. Students will be familiarised with a variety of literary genres, historical themes, and cultural theories through representative readings from primary and secondary sources. This module is taught primarily in English.
C- - B+: Solid comprehension of the given topic; focussed answers with good structure; arguments presented coherently; good presentation with accurate communication.
A- - A*: Detailed comprehension of the given topic; highly focussed answer and well structure; logically presented and defended arguments; excellent presentation with very accurate communication.
D- - D+: Satisfactory comprehension of the given topic; answer focusing on question but also with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure; arguments presented but lack coherence; some weaknesses in presentation and accuracy.
demonstrate general knowledge of the field of Chinese studies with a particular focus on history, literature and culture from earlier times;
contextualize and analyse some aspects of historical events, simple literary works, cultural movements in English;
acquire skills in evaluating diverse perspectives on Chinese history and culture and arrive at an informed judgment of issues.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
1-hour lecture/seminar each week.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/lxc-1100.html
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N1T1: BA Business Studies and Chinese year 1 (BA/BUSCH)
- T103: BA Chinese and Creative Studies year 1 (BA/CHCS)
- T102: BA Chinese and Cymraeg year 1 (BA/CHCY)
- T104: BA Chinese and French year 1 (BA/CHFR)
- T105: BA Chinese and German year 1 (BA/CHG)
- T106: BA Chinese and Italian year 1 (BA/CHIT)
- T101: BA Chinese and Linguistics year 1 (BA/CHL)
- T107: BA Chinese and Spanish year 1 (BA/CHSP)
- L1T1: BA Economics and Chinese year 1 (BA/ECCH)
- T123: BA English Language and Chinese year 1 (BA/ELCH)
- T125: BA Film Studies and Chinese year 1 (BA/FSCH)
- T124: BA English Literature & Chinese year 1 (BA/LITCH)
Optional in courses:
- R1NC: BA French with Business Studies year 1 (BA/FBS)
- RR13: BA French/Italian(4 years) year 1 (BA/FI)
- R1R3: BA French with Italian year 1 (BA/FI4)
- R181: BA French with Psychology (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/FPIE)
- R1C8: BA French with Psychology year 1 (BA/FPSY)
- T108: BA French with Chinese year 1 (BA/FRCH)
- R1W8: BA French with Creative Writing year 1 (BA/FRCW)
- R1P5: BA French with Journalism year 1 (BA/FRJO)
- R1N1: BA French with Marketing year 1 (BA/FRMKT)
- R1P3: BA French with Media Studies year 1 (BA/FRMS)
- R1R2: BA French with German year 1 (BA/FRWGER)
- R1R4: BA French with Spanish year 1 (BA/FS4)
- RR14: BA French and Spanish year 1 (BA/FS4#)
- R1R5: BA French with Spanish (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/FSPIE)
- RR12: BA German/French year 1 (BA/G4F)
- R2NC: BA German with Business Studies year 1 (BA/GBS)
- T109: BA German with Chinese year 1 (BA/GCH)
- R2W8: BA German with Creative Writing year 1 (BA/GERCW)
- R2N1: BA German with Marketing year 1 (BA/GERMKT)
- R2R1: BA German with French year 1 (BA/GERWFR)
- RR23: BA German/Italian year 1 (BA/GI)
- R2R3: BA German with Italian year 1 (BA/GI4)
- R2P5: BA German with Journalism year 1 (BA/GJO)
- R2P4: BA German with Media Studies year 1 (BA/GMST)
- R2C8: BA German with Psychology year 1 (BA/GPSY)
- RR24: BA German/Spanish (4 years) year 1 (BA/GS)
- R2R4: BA German with Spanish year 1 (BA/GS4)
- 8Y64: BA German and Spanish (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/GSIE)
- RR43: BA Spanish/Italian year 1 (BA/SI)
- R4N1: BA Spanish with Business Studies year 1 (BA/SPBS)
- T110: BA Spanish with Chinese year 1 (BA/SPCH)
- R4W8: BA Spanish with Creative Writing year 1 (BA/SPCW)
- R4R1: BA Spanish with French year 1 (BA/SPFR)
- R4R2: BA Spanish with German year 1 (BA/SPG)
- R4R3: BA Spanish with Italian year 1 (BA/SPI)
- R4P5: BA Spanish with Journalism year 1 (BA/SPJO)
- R4N5: BA Spanish with Marketing year 1 (BA/SPMKT)
- R4P3: BA Spanish with Media Studies year 1 (BA/SPMS)