This unit explores the emergence of contemporary and modern Asia. It analyses the impact of European colonisation at the end of the 19th century and traces the economic, political and cultural changes brought by modernisation, decolonisation, and struggles for independence. Ideas about Asia as well as key concepts such as capitalism and socialism, nationalism, independence and separatist movements are all examined. Other topics include popular culture, sex, gender and identity.
|Unit name||Asia: Transformation and Change|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Asian Languages and Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October the previous year.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2016: $782.00||2016: $1,857.00||090309|
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2 hr lecture (Hobart), 1x1hr tutorial weekly. 2hr recorded lecture (Launceston), 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly
Short written assignments totalling 1,000 words (30%), 1 x 1500 word research essay (30%), 2 hour examination (40%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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