Mass Media in East Asia (ASNS2670)


This unit introduces students to the media industry and policies in selected countries in East Asia, namely Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. In addressing the topics, the main features of media in the region are discussed and compared. The unit will be multi-disciplinary, covering various aspects of mass media in the region. These include the social and cultural role of the media, political and economic justification of state control, and implications of the emergence of new communication technologies.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd tutorial paper (30%), 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%)

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12 Junior credit points from Table A


KRNS2600 or ASNS2600

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