Units of Study

ASNS1601 - Introduction to Asian Cultures

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Matthew Stavros


This unit introduces key features of traditional Asian societies and cultures across different periods, up to the present. It lays the groundwork and provides a basis of comparison for students to understand the social transformations that these different Asian societies later underwent in modern times. Issues and themes may include: religion, ritual, and philosophical thought; sacred kings and capitals; hierarchy and social order; family, kinship and gender systems; art, architecture, and archaeology.


1x1000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%), tutorial exercises (20%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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