Five Geographical / Cultural Area Clusters

Students majoring in Asian Studies are encouraged to take at least one unit of study that has an inter-area approach, and at least one unit on another area besides their selected area of focus.

UG students may also choose from these five geographical or cultural areas to focus their selection of classes:

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Korea
  4. Southeast Asia
  5. South Asia

1. China

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Asian Studies UG units:
ASNS2612 Chinese Religions in Modernity
ASNS2613 Chinese Thought
ASNS2618 Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present
ASNS2627 India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations
ASNS2670 Mass Media in East Asia
ASNS2671 Australia & Asia: Ripples & Reflections
ASNS2672 Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today
ASNS2676 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Asia
ASNS2678 The Confucian Cultures of East Asia
ASNS3617 Citizens and Politics in China Today
ASNS3618 Popular China
ASNS3619 China and Globalisation
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Other recommended units:
ANTH2620 China: Contemporary Ethnography
BDST2613 Zen and Chan Buddhism
BDST2614 Buddhist Lived Worlds
BDST3611 Buddhist Philosophical Traditions
CHNS2613 Communication and Social Change in China
CHNS2614 Understanding News About China
CHNS3632 The Novel in Premodern China
CHNS3633 Lu Xun and China's Modern Literature
CHNS3634 Gender in Modern Chinese Literature
CHNS3639 Chinese Cinema
HSTY2623 China's Traumas: 1939-1971

2. Japan

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Asian Studies UG units:
ASNS2631 Origins of Japanese Tradition
ASNS2632 Modern Japanese Social History
ASNS2634 Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan
ASNS2636 The Enigma of Japanese Power
ASNS2670 Mass Media in East Asia
ASNS2671 Australia & Asia: Ripples & Reflections
ASNS2672 Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today
ASNS2676 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Asia
ASNS2677 Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary
ASNS2678 The Confucian Cultures of East Asia
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Other recommended units:
BDST2613 Zen and Chan Buddhism
BDST2614 Buddhist Lived Worlds
BDST3611 Buddhist Philosophical Traditions
JPNS3675 Japanese Cinema

3. Korea

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Asian Studies UG units:
ASNS2640 Mass Media in Korea
ASNS2641 Traditional Korea
ASNS2642 Modern Korea
ASNS2670 Mass Media in East Asia
ASNS2671 Australia & Asia: Ripples & Reflections
ASNS2672 Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today
ASNS2678 The Confucian Cultures of East Asia
ASNS2676 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Asia
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Other recommended units:
KRNS3670 Korea in Literature and Popular Culture
KRNS3675 Contemporary Korean Society & Culture

4. Southeast Asia

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Asian Studies UG units:
ASNS1101 Introduction to Chinese Civilisation
ASNS2111 Dynamics of Language in Southeast Asia
ASNS2660 Islam, Trade & Society-Arabia to SE Asia
ASNS2661 History of Modern Indonesia
ASNS2662 Southeast Asian Dictators & Democracies
ASNS2663 Social Activism in Southeast Asia
ASNS2664 Southeast Asia Transformed
ASNS2671 Australia & Asia: Ripples & Reflections
ASNS2676 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Asia
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Other recommended units:
ANTH2601 Ethnography of Southeast Asia
ARHT2641 Art and Archaeology of South East Asia

5. South Asia

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Asian Studies UG units:
ASNS2620 Classical Indian Philosophy
ASNS2623 India: Tradition and Modernity
ASNS2626 Religious Traditions of South Asia
ASNS2671 Australia & Asia: Ripples & Reflections
ASNS2676 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Asia
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Other recommended units:
ANTH2626 Religious Traditions of South Asia
BDST2614 Buddhist Lived Worlds
BDST2616 The Buddha's Words
BDST3611 Buddhist Philosophical Traditions