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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Modern China in Literature and Film (ASST08034)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaAsian Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will examine the representation of modern China in both literature and film from the cultural renaissance of the 1910s and 1920s, through the upheavals of the Sino-Japanese War and the ensuing civil war to the impact of the establishment of communist rule after 1949 and the rapid changes of the post-Mao period. Topics covered will include the emancipation of women, youth and age, sex and love, literature and dissent, literature and power. The course will stress the close ties that have existed between the worlds of literary and cinematic creativity throughout this period.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students┐ general ongoing academic development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 323 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Modern China in Literature and Film1:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Modern China in Literature and Film2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course aims to develop insights into one of the world's major civilisations in its modern transformation; to develop an understanding of 20th and 21st-century China through two of its chief modes of expression. The course aims to develop the communicative skills of writing and discussion.
Assessment Information
2 essays (c 2500 words); one one-hour class exam, one two-hour degree exam. Class work 40%, degree exam 60%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsAS Modern China
Contacts
Course organiserDr Julian Ward
Tel: (0131 6)50 4226
Email: Julian.Ward@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
Email: david.horn@ed.ac.uk
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