Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS303
Module Title: West China
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
To provide students with a detailed understanding of the society and cultures of West China, as well as its regional development and the literature on internal development
Learning outcomes 
A Develop understanding of the society and cultures of West China

B Appreciate the history of state policy in West China, both to regional development and to the development of local communities

C Awareness of the major debates about development in general and West China in particular

D Be able to formulate policy and practical prescriptions for local development

E Understand the complexity of interactions between different peoples and different parts of West China

F Understand the role of West China and its people’s in the development of Chinese society and history

G Appreciate and explain ethnic differences in West China

H Awareness and understanding of the literature on West China and its peoples.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module is taught across the semester through lectures for rehearsals of weekly topics and seminars for presentation and group discussions. The module now includes a more focused series of tasks including class participation, essay preparation, seminar presentation and research essay.

The syllabus will typically include:


Where the West Begins

Culture: Movies and Literature

East-West Regional Gap

Poverty Alleviation

Regional Development and Peripheral Development

The Open Up the West Campaign

Identifying Nationalities


Uyghurs, Hui and Salar



The Borders of The Multi-ethnic State

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  26        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Performance 10.00
2 In-Class Presentation 15.00
3 Essay Plan 15.00
4 Final Research Essay 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 4:17:25 PM