Cities serve as essential gateways for understanding how local and transnational forces have shaped particular built environments and urban cultures. This unit explores Asian cities by using the comparison of capital cities with port cities as its analytical principle. The unit reveals how urban designs have been used by local and colonial governments to inscribe contesting conceptions of modernity and nationhood between the 19th and 20th centuries. Whenever possible, this unit also examines the less studied histories of everyday lives in order to reveal how particular power structures are embedded and challenged in Asian cities. The unit analyses pairs of cities such as New Delhi and Calcutta in India, Mandalay and Rangoon in Burma/Myanmar, Hanoi and Saigon in Vietnam, and Beijing and Shanghai in China. In addition, it investigates important cases such as Singapore and Taipei which challenge the port/capital city pairing.
|Unit name||Asian Cities: the transnational and the local|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|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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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||090399|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
13 x 1 hour weekly lecture and 13 x 1.5 hour weekly tutorial
- Weekly Dialectical Journal. 25%
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