Units of Study

ASNS6905 - Asian Popular Culture

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rebecca Suter


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.


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


1x2-hr seminar/week


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm




Film 1



Film 2

1 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 6
2 This class runs from Week 11 to Week 12

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