Analysis of contemporary Chinese society [ LASI2302 ]
5.0 crédits ECTS
This biannual course is taught on years 2010-2011, 2012-2013, ...
Servais Paul ;
Place of the course
After a brief historical introduction, a series of documentary files will be analysed, especially in relation to:
The national and international political debates. - Socio-economic problems. - Socio-religious problems. - Population and family questions
At the end of this course, the student will be capable of gathering the adequate sources available on different questions relative to China as studied during the lectures. He/She will be able to analyse and synthetise those sources.
The student's personal work is essential to this course.
For every theme studied, a documentary file and a general introduction will be provided by the teacher; this will be followed by an oral and written presentation by students of a critical synthesis with a special emphasis on the characteristics of the sources which have been used, their biases and their corollary shortcomings; the informations provided by the authors and their conclusions will also be critically analysed.
Examination: oral presentation of a file, 30%; written presentation of a file: 40%; critical appraisal of the files presented during the course: 30%.