Units of Study

ASNS1602 - Modernity in Asia

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Matthew Stavros
Phone: +61 2 9351 4805
Email: matthew.stavros@sydney.edu.au


Asia has undergone dramatic and rapid modernisation since the eighteenth century. Religious change, state-formation, political and social movements, gender and family, consumer culture, rural development, urban culture, and modern class structure are some of the cultural, social, economic and political aspects of Asia's social transformation. Through the study of selected Asian societies, this unit will examine some of these aspects in the contexts of colonialism, nationalism, postcolonial economic development, and globalisation.


1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x1000wd tutorial presentation and abstract (20%)


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

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


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