Asian Studies Program
In the Asian Century, understanding the region is vital to the future. You need to understand the civilizational traditions, as well as the modern culture and society.
The Asian Studies program gives you that insight. Taught by members of the Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, Chinese, Indian Subcontinental Studies departments, the program covers major cultural, historical, social and political trends and issues.
Our students learn about ethnicity and the movement of peoples; religions and belief systems; and the economic and political relationships between Asia and other parts of the world. You will also study developments and movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and their effects, such as nationalism, revolution, military rule and democracy; and popular culture, including topics such as manga and K-Pop.
Bans or self-censorship? Jakarta conspiracy or local police action? Professor Adrian Vickers and Dr Ariel Heryanto look at possible reasons for the recent ‘bans’ at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.