Introduction to Asian Cultures (ASNS1601)

UNIT OF STUDY

This introductory unit explores the histories and cultures of Asia across time, up to the modern era. The curriculum aims to provide both the essential knowledge and intellectual skills necessary for more advanced study of Asia, and to lay the groundwork for comparative investigation of trans-Asian phenomena. Topics 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.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

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

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No

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