Asian Studies

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Asian Studies

Major

A major in Asian Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Asian Studies requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000 level units of study

ASNS1101
Introduction to Chinese Civilisation

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   

No prior knowledge is assumed. All teaching and all assigned readings are in English.
Semester 1
ASNS1200
Tibet and Central Asia: Nomads and Myths
6      Semester 1
ASNS1201
Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1
6      Semester 2
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6      Semester 1
ASNS1602
Asia: Past, Present, Future
6      Semester 2
CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China
6    N ASNS1101
Semester 1

2000 level units of study

ASNS2010
Buddhism in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2011
A Survey of Buddhism

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N BDST1602
Semester 1
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N CHNS3641
Semester 2
ASNS2618
Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    A Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester.
P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2118
Semester 1
ASNS2621
Buddhist Philosophy
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2313
Semester 1
ASNS2625
Buddhism in Modern Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2626
Religious Traditions of South Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
N RLST2003
Semester 1
Summer Main
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
Summer Main
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points in Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Sanskrit, History, Ancient History or International and Global Studies


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
ASNS2634
Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level each in either Asian Studies or History
N ASNS2304
Semester 2
ASNS2636
The Enigma of Japanese Power
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
N ASNS2306 or JPNS2316
Semester 2
ASNS2641
Traditional Korea
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2501
Semester 1
ASNS2642
Modern Korea
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2502
Semester 2
ASNS2660
Islam, Trade and Society-Arabia to SE Asia
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Junior credit points of Indonesian Studies)
N ASNS2402
Semester 1
ASNS2661
History of Modern Indonesia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2663
Social Activism in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 1
ASNS2669
Field Study in Southeast Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Asian Studies major.
Intensive December
Intensive July
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2677
Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Indian Sub-continental Studies or International and Global Studies)
Semester 2
ANTH2601
The Ethnography of Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either Anthropology or Asian Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or 12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2003
Gender and Women in Chinese Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2004
Introduction to Chinese Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2010
Buddhism and Chinese Culture
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2011
Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
HSTY2638
Modern China's Wars, 1895-1953

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History
Semester 1
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either History or Asian Studies
N HSTY3071 or HSTY3072
Semester 1

3000 level units of study

ASNS3001
Youth and Language in Southeast Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies
N ASNS2001
Semester 1
ASNS3002
Modern Japanese Social History

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Semester 1
ASNS3010
Tibetan Buddhism

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P ASNS2011 or ASNS2621 or ASNS2625 or ASNS2626 or ASNS2627
Semester 2
ASNS3111
The Material Culture of Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies or Art History)
Semester 1
ASNS3616
Japanese Cinema and Society
6    P 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011
N JPNS3675
Semester 1
ASNS3618
Popular China
6    P (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Anthropology)
Semester 1
ASNS3664
Transforming Southeast Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
N ASNS2664
Semester 2
ASNS3670
Mass Media in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
N ASNS2670 or ASNS2600
Semester 1
Summer Main
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
N CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
Semester 2
ARHT3646
Modern Art in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
Semester 1
CHNS3111
Global Chinese Literatures
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Stories for a Modern China
6    P 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 Senior credit points in ICLS
Semester 1
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6    P 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
GEOS3053
Asia-Pacific Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOG3201 or GEOS3953

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive February
GEOS3953
Asia-Pacific Field School (Advanced)
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOS3053

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive February
KRNS3670
Korea in Literature and Popular Culture
6    P 12 Senior credit points in Korean Studies or (6 Senior credit points in Korean Studies and ICLS2111) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
Semester 2
KRNS3675
Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
6    P (12 Senior credit points in Korean Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in Korean Studies and 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
N KRNS2500 or KRNS2675
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

ASNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

Honours in Asian Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level selective seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ASNS4113
Theory and Methods in Asian Studies
6      Semester 1
ASNS4114
Engaging Asia
6      Semester 2

Honours thesis units of study

ASNS4111
Asian Studies Honours Thesis 1
18      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS4112
Asian Studies Honours Thesis 2
18      Semester 1
Semester 2

Advanced coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Asian Studies are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.