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AIE335 - Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Liu




Incompatible with:

AIE235, AIE435

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.



The unit presents a study of the development of 'New China' under the leadership of the Communist Party through an examination of the political system, different models of economic construction, social restructuring, mass campaigns and the place given to dissent. The unit will focus on the Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution and the current economic reform. It seeks to engage students in analysing the issues that China is confronted with, such as ideological dilemma one-child policy, women's status, mass unemployment, democratisation, human rights and relations with the West.


Class paper 600 words 15%

Group presentation and class participation 20%

Major assignment 1800 words 35%

Two-hour examination 30%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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