Units of Study

ASNS6905 - Asian Popular Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rebecca Suter

Description

Asia is fast becoming the centre of new developments in the mass media. Focusing on East and Southeast Asia, this unit will introduce major regional trends in film and television, differences in media systems, and cross-cultural understandings of Asian media. Particular focus will be on the analysis of feature films and television from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and/or China, and on pan-Asian developments. These analyses will include discussions of the social, cultural and political roles of media.

Assessments

1x1500wd analytical report on an Asian media item (30%), 1x3500wd major essay (60%), class participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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