Units of Study

Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.

ARHT2641 - Art and Archaeology of South East Asia

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adrian Vickers


The focus of this unit of study is the art and archaeology of the medieval civilisations of Southeast Asia, particularly Angkor, that continue to have an effect on the present day issues of the region. Through explorations of text and material culture this unit will examine major themes in the development and transformation of these 'states'. Themes addressed include; the influence of India and China, Hindu-Buddhist religious syncretism in early Southeast Asia, the development of trade links prior to 1500, peripheral communities and minorities, and the historiography of Southeast Asia.


1x1500wd site, building or artwork report (33%), 1x4500wd long essay (67%)


Recommended Readings:
Jacques, C. and Freeman, M., 2006, Ancient Angkor, River Books: Bangkok.
Kerlogue, Fiona, 2004, Arts of Southeast Asia, Thames & Hudson: London


3x1-hr seminars/week


12 credit points from Junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.




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