FF:KSCB161 Contemporary Society in Taiwan - Course Information

KSCB161 Contemporary Society in Taiwan

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Prof. Jonathan Sullivan (lecturer), Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A. (deputy)
doc. Lucie Olivová, MA, Ph.D., DSc.
China Studies Seminar - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A.
Supplier department: China Studies Seminar - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Mon 29. 10. 10:00–11:40 B2.21, 14:00–15:40 B2.21, Tue 30. 10. 12:00–13:40 B2.21, 14:00–15:40 B2.21, Wed 31. 10. 8:00–9:40 B2.23, 10:00–11:40 B2.23, Thu 1. 11. 12:00–13:40 B2.22, 16:00–17:40 J22, Fri 2. 11. 10:00–11:40 B2.24, 12:00–13:40 B2.24
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 45 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 30/45, only registered: 0/45, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/45
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course will establish the socio-political parameters in which social expression and lifestyles are experienced, survey key processes such as urbanization and migration, and introduce concepts such as “liquid modernity” to help explain people’s responses. The course explores the following features of contemporary Taiwanese society and politics: Taiwanese millenials; internet and gaming; celebrity industry; LGBTQ, gender and feminism; sex; music; drugs; football fans, the presence of China, military duty, Taiwan's diplomatic allies.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to name and discuss the most current problems within the Taiwanese society and how politics (domestic and international) shapes contemporary Taiwanese society.
  • Session 1 and 2: Taiwan's political history Session 3 and 4: Democratization Session 5 and 6: Cross-Strait relations Session 7 and 8: Taiwan's global engagement Session 9 and 10: Taiwanese society
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