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ASIA 319
Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures
UBC Asian Centre, Bell Shrine, Winter 2013.JPG
Course Info
Instructor: Dr. Renren Yang
2020 Wiki Projects
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Welcome to the Wiki Project Space for ASIA 319: Contemporary Chinese Popular Cultures.

Assignment Guidelines


The Wiki Paper should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words of text in length (exclusive of references, maps, photographs).


You should demonstrate (a) your ability to extract and summarize relevant facts and (b) your capacity to rationalize and present logical arguments for further evolution or progress on some aspect of environmental conservation.

Suggested Structure

This is only a suggested structure. It is very likely that you will need to modify this structure to fit your topic:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of the issue or problem – scope/scale of the problem, intensity/frequency/severity of negative impacts, variables influencing those impacts and any other relevant information needed for understanding the issue;
  3. Current remedial actions – solutions or efforts that are currently underway to tackle the issue or problem;
  4. Options for remedial action(s) – evaluation of solutions from technical, social, cultural, economic, financial, political and/or legal points of view (not all of these categories will be relevant to all situations;
  5. Conclusion – You should conclude your Wiki paper by summarizing the topic, or some aspect of the topic, and if possible, state a policy or other recommendation.


  1. Ensure that you use reliable sources (e.g. peer reviewed literature, government reports). Citing a reliable newspaper or media is acceptable, only when you cannot find another more reliable source.
  2. Use the Wikipedia reference style (see Wikipedia:Inline citation)
  3. Provide a citation for every sentence, statement, thought, or bit of data not your own, giving the author, year, AND page number in the reference list (if quoting textually).
  4. For dictionary references for English-language terms, I strongly recommend you use the Oxford English Dictionary.
  5. You can reference foreign-language sources but translate the reference to English.

Rubrics for ‘Graphics, Multimedia, and Hyperlinks’:

  • EXCELLENT - Images, multimedia sources and hyperlinks enhance quality of information; all acknowledged with captions or annotations
  • GOOD - Images, multimedia sources and hyperlinks support quality of information; all acknowledged with captions or annotations
  • BASIC - Insufficient number of images, multimedia sources and hyperlinks were used to support information
  • UNACCEPTABLE - Images and graphics have little to do with the topic

Sharing Your Work

All wiki project pages are openly accessible on the Internet. If you would like to give permission for other people to use them (for example, by including them on the UBC Open Case Studies Site), the project template includes a green box that allows you to add your name(s) as author(s) of the resource and indicate if you'd like to share your work via a Creative Commons license . If you would like, add a name for who or what project created the resource, add that info after the names parameters. If left blank, it will default to Course:ASIA319.

The following is all optional but if you’d like your name added to the page as author as well allowing other people to re-use it as a conservation resource, you can:

  1. Click on the edit tab to edit your page
  2. Then scroll to the bottom and click on the green box at the bottom of the page
  3. This will generate a little pop-up with an edit button. Push the edit button.
  4. In the names field, add your name if you would like to be credited as the author
  5. In the share field, add “yes” (must be lowercase) if you would like to allow other folks to be able to reuse your page, such as by including it on the UBC open case studies site at Clicking yes adds a creative commons license to the page.