This is a 300 level unit which forms part of the major in Chinese. Students admitted to this class should have completed CHN209.
There are two core sociological textbooks for this course, made available through iLearn:
現實的社會建構（伯格與盧克曼/ Berger and Luckmann）
These will be supplemented by weekly readings on social issues in China today.
Students should attend all classes with strong emphasis on student engagement.
To benefit the most from the course, students are required to be active, responsible participants in their own learning, and to develop independent analytical and research skills in Chinese culture and society by reading and analysing both Chinese and English sources which should not be confined to the recommended reading list.
Students must complete assessments on time and follow assessment instructions.
Most readings will be in Chinese. Essays and assignments will be written in Chinese and English. Class discussion will also be in Chinese and English.
Students should check iLearn regularly http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/my/ under the unit concerned, for announcements and resource information posted by the convenor.
Recommended textbooks and references:
Bell, Daniel. The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.
Brownell, Susan, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, eds. Chinese Femininities, Chinese Masculinities, A Reader. University of California Press, 2002.
Buruma, Ian. Bad Elements, Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing. Random House (Vintage), 2002.
Callahan, William. China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao. Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Lives of China’s Peasants. New York: Public Affairs Books, 2006.
Davis, Deborah ed. The Consumer Revolution in Urban China. University of California Press, 1999.
Evans, Harriet and Stephanie Donald. Picturing Power in the People’s Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution. Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.
Fenby, Jonathan. Will China Dominate the 21st Century? London: Polity, 2014.
Fogel, Joshua, ed. The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography. University of California Press, 2000.
Johnson, Ian. Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China. New York: Pantheon, 2004.
Harrell, Stevan. Cultural Encounters on China’s Ethnic Frontiers. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.
Lim, Louisa. The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Link, Perry, Richard Madsen, and Paul Pickowicz, Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
Liu, Xin. In One’s Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China. University of California Press, 2000.
Schell, Orville and John Delury. Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twentieth Century. New York: Random House, 2013.
Shao Qin. Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
Tsering Shakya and Wang Lixiong. The Struggle for Tibet. London: Verso, 2009.
Whyte, Martin King. Myth of the Social Volcano: Perceptions of Inequality and Distributive Injustice in Contemporary China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010.
Zheng Tiantian. Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender Relations, HIV/AIDS, and Nationalism. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2012.