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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST1080 Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century

10 creditsClass Size: 75

Module manager: Sarah Dodd

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Examine the important cultural changes associated with modernisation in China since the 19th century - why and how they happened, how they are reflected in literature, film and other art forms, the impact of Chairman Mao and the Communist Rule, changes in the position of women and urban culture.


To introduce the main developments of modern Chinese literature and ideology.


The introduction of European thought, the development of modern literature and film. The sinification of Marxism and the treatment of gender and cultural issues under the Chinese Communists. Orthodoxy and dissent in intellectual life under the People's Republic of China.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours86.00
Total Contact hours14.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Background reading
Preparation for seminars
Preparation for assessment

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress is monitored through participation in regular seminars.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2018


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