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
6   

No prior knowledge is assumed. All teaching and all assigned readings are in English.
Semester 1
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6      Semester 1
ASNS1602
Asia: Past, Present, Future
6      Semester 2
CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China
6    N ASNS1101
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

ASNS2010
Buddhism in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2011
A Survey of Buddhism
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
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
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

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N : ASNS2313
Semester 1
Winter Main
ASNS2625
Buddhism in Modern Asia
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 2018

6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
N RLST2003
Semester 1
Summer Main
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition
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
ASNS2632
Modern Japanese Social History

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N ASNS2308
Semester 1
ASNS2634
Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan
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

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
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

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2663
Social Activism in Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points each in any of Asian Studies, Indonesian Studies, Social Policy or Sociology
Semester 2
ASNS2664
Southeast Asia Transformed

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 1
ASNS2670
Mass Media in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N KRNS2600 or ASNS2600
Semester 2
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia
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 2018

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
6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either Anthropology or Asian Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or 12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2010
Buddhism and Chinese Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2011
Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction
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
C CHNS1601
Semester 2
HSTY2638
Modern China's Wars, 1895-1953

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History
Semester 1
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China
6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either History or Asian Studies
N HSTY3071 or HSTY3072
Semester 1
JPNS2670
Love and Death in Japanese Literature
6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612 or 12 credit points each at 1000 level in either Japanese Studies or in Asian Studies
N JPNS3116 or JPNS3621 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3631 or JPNS3301
Semester 1
JPNS2672
Japanese Media and Popular Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612
N JPNS3106 or JPNS2301 or JPNS3621 or JPNS3301 or JPNS3631
Semester 2

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 2
ASNS3002
Modern Japanese Social History
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 2018

6    P ASNS2011 or ASNS2621 or ASNS2625 or ASNS2626 or ASNS2627
Semester 2
ASNS3111
The Material Culture of Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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 2
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

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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
ASNS3619
China and Globalisation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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)
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, ASNS2600
Semester 1
Summer Main
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 Senior credit points in Asian Studies
N CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
Semester 2
ARHT3646
Modern Art in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 12 Senior credit points in Art History
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History
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
Southeast Asia 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 July
GEOS3953
Southeast Asia Field School (Adv)
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 July
INMS3607
Indonesia: The Challenges of Development

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
INMS3608
Indonesia in Search of Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 2
INMS3609
Indonesia's Slow Road to Democracy
6    P INMS3602 or INMS3102
N INMS3301 or INMS3302
Semester 1
INMS3610
Dealing with Indonesia's Diversity
6    P INMS3602 or INMS3102
N INMS3302
Semester 2
INMS3611
Autonomy and Human Rights in Indonesia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
INMS3612
Enculturating the Indonesian Nation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 2
JPNS3673
Japanese Society
6    P JPNS2223 or JPNS1123 or JPNS2622 or JPNS1125 or 12 credit points each at 2000 level in either Japanese Studies or Asian Studies
N JPNS3314
Semester 2
JPNS3676
Monsters and Ghosts: Japanese Fantasy and SF

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622
Semester 2
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

FASS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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

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

Honours thesis units

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 2019.