Contemporary Chinese Studies
Rhedir gan School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media
20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
Trefnydd: Dr Shasha Wang
This module teaches foundational knowledge of contemporary Chinese history, politics and society, and introduces disciplinary approaches to the study of contemporary China, particularly in history, politics, economy and international relations. This is to prepare students for the challenges and exploit the opportunities created by China’s rise as a regional and global player.
This module teaches foundational knowledge of contemporary Chinese history, politics and society, and introduces disciplinary approaches to the study of contemporary China, particularly in history, politics, economy and international relations. The module will include topics such as the historical context of contemporary China’s re-emergence, the causes and consequences of the Cultural Revolution, China’s economy in transition since reform and opening.
The module will be mainly taught in English with some inclusion of Chinese and reading materials in Chinese.
A- & above: Detailed comprehension of the given topic; highly focussed answer and well structure; logically presented and defended arguments; excellent presentation with very accurate communication.
C- - B+: Solid comprehension of the given topic; focussed answers with good structure; arguments presented coherently; good presentation with 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.
interpret and evaluate some of the key aspects of contemporary China;
critique different perceptions and viewpoints of contemporary China, and construct coherent and substantiated arguments;
understand the political and economic implications of the vast changes and rise of China in the recent years.
demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary China in terms of history and politics;
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
reading time, preparing and taking assessments
1-hour lecture/seminar each week.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Extract and synthesise key information from written and/or spoken sources in English / Welsh and/or the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- The ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument in written and/or oral assignments and class discussions. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- Critical skills in the close reading, description, reasoning and analysis of primary and secondary sources in the target language and/or English or Welsh (incl. filmic, literary and other sources). (Benchmark statement 5.13, 5.14, 5.15)
- Competence in the planning and execution of essays, presentations and other written and project work; bibliographic skills, including the accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions and appropriate style in the presentation of scholarly work. (Benchmark statement 5.10, 5.14, 5.15)
- The ability to gather information, analyse, interpret and discuss different viewpoints and to place these in a wider socio-cultural and/or geo-historical and political and/or socio-linguistic context and to revise and re-evaluate judgements in light of those of the course leader, certain individuals or groups studied and/or fellow students. (Benchmark statement 5.13, 5.15 and 5.16)
- The ability to write and think under pressure and meet deadlines. (Benchmark statement 5.15)
- The ability to write effective notes and access and manage course materials including electronic resources / information provided on online learning platforms and library resources. (Benchmark statement 5.15, 5.16)
- The ability to work creatively and flexibly both independently and/or as part of a team. (Benchmark statement 5.15).
- The ability and willingness to engage with and appreciate other cultures and to articulate to others (in written and verbal form) the contribution that the culture has made at a regional and global level. (Benchmark statement 5.7)
- The ability to comprehend, critically engage with and apply relevant theoretical concepts to materials being studied. (Benchmark statement 5.10)
- The ability to engage in analytical, evaluative and original thinking. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- The ability to organise and present ideas and arguments in presentations, classroom discussions and debates. (Benchmark statement 5.14, 5.16)
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/lxc-2200.html
There is no recommended textbook but the following (including the Talis reading list) can be used as references:
Fenby, Jonathan, The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present, 2nd edn.
Gries, Peter Hays and Stanley Rosen, State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention and Legitimation
Hsu, Immanuel C. Y. , The Rise of Modern China
Jeffries, Ian, China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments
Lai, Hongyi and Lu Yiyi, China’s Soft Power and International Relations
Meisner, Maurice, Mao’s China and After: A History of the People’s Republic
Wang, Zheng, Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations
Zhu, Zhiqun, China’s New Diplomacy
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- N2T1: BA Business Management and Chinese year 2 (BA/BMCH)
- N1T1: BA Business Studies and Chinese year 2 (BA/BUSCH)
- T103: BA Chinese and Creative Studies year 2 (BA/CHCS)
- T102: BA Chinese and Cymraeg year 2 (BA/CHCY)
- T104: BA Chinese and French year 2 (BA/CHFR)
- T105: BA Chinese and German year 2 (BA/CHG)
- T126: Chinese & German with Intl Exp year 2 (BA/CHGIE)
- T106: BA Chinese and Italian year 2 (BA/CHIT)
- T101: BA Chinese and Linguistics year 2 (BA/CHL)
- T107: BA Chinese and Spanish year 2 (BA/CHSP)
- L1T1: BA Economics and Chinese year 2 (BA/ECCH)
- T123: BA English Language and Chinese year 2 (BA/ELCH)
- T125: BA Film Studies and Chinese year 2 (BA/FSCH)
- T124: BA English Literature & Chinese year 2 (BA/LITCH)