Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS304
Module Title: China: Understanding Gender
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
To understand the roles of gender in the contemporary Chinese society and the sociology of China
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the changing gender norms and complex roles women filled in the Chinese society

B. Understand the various scholarly debates that assess the PRC’s record on women’s rights and gender equity

C. Understand the changing legal status of women under the Marriage Law

D. Understand how men and women’s rights and obligations were socially and legally structured through the Household Registration system;

E. Understand women’s social mobility and marriage

F. Understand how migration affects women and households in rural and urban China;

G. Understand the impacts of China’s population policy on women

H. Understand the changes and status quo of women’s political participation, employment and education

I. Understand debates on changing sexuality and sexual mores in contemporary China

J. Understand changing definitions of masculinity in China today

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 project is now a more focused series of tasks including class participation, essay preparation, seminar presentation and research essay.
The syllabus will typically include:

Traditional Families and Gender Norms

Women in the Revolution

The Marriage Law

Gender and Social Mobility

Gender and Education

Gender and Employment

Gender and Reproduction

Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment

Women’s Political Participation

Migration as a Gendered Process

Left-over Women

Changing Sexualities

Questioning Masculinities in Contemporary China

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 Preparation 25.00
4 Final Essay 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 4:22:54 PM