Asian Studies

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

Asian Studies

A major in Asian Studies requires at least 36 senior credit points from this table including at least 18 credit points from Core units of study of which 6 credit points must be at 3000 level.

Junior units of study

The completion of 12 credit points of junior units from Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A, is required before undertaking senior units in Asian Studies.
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
Modernity in Asia
6      Semester 2

Senior units of study

Core
ARHT2641
Art and Archaeology of South East Asia
6    P 12 credit points from Junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.
N ARHT2041
Semester 1
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Philosophy)
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 from Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Sanskrit, History or International and Global Studies or (12 Senior credit points from Government and International Relations including GOVT2424).
N ASNS2118
Semester 1
ASNS2623
India: Tradition and Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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 Buddhist Studies


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
Winter Main
ASNS2626
Religious Traditions of South Asia
6    P 12 junior credit points from Asian Studies
N RLST2003
Semester 1
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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 from Buddhist Studies)
Semester 2
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition
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


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
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 from Japanese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from International and Global Studies)
N ASNS2308


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
ASNS2636
The Enigma of Japanese Power
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
N ASNS2306, JPNS2316


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 2
ASNS2641
Traditional Korea
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 Korean Studies) or (12 Junior Credit Points from International and Global Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies)
N ASNS2501
Semester 1
ASNS2642
Modern Korea
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 Korean Studies) or (12 Junior Credit Points from International and Global Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Japanese Studies)
N ASNS2502
Semester 2
ASNS2660
Islam, Trade & Society-Arabia to SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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 2015

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 History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies
N INMS2901, ASNS2401


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 2
ASNS2663
Social Activism in Southeast Asia
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Indonesian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points in Social Policy) or (12 Junior credit points in Sociology)
Semester 2
ASNS2670
Mass Media in East Asia
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Korean Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from any of ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N KRNS2600, ASNS2600
Semester 1
Summer Main
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Japanese Studies) or (Junior credit points of Korean Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Indonesian Studies) or (12 Junior credits of Sanskrit) or (12 Junior credit points History) or (12 Junior credit points of Ancient History) or (12 Junior credit points of International and Global Studies)
Semester 1
ASNS2677
Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary
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
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 2
ASNS3619
China and Globalisation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 Senior credit points in Asian Studies
N JPNS3902, CHNS3902, INMS3902, ASNS3902
Semester 2
Elective
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points in Asian Studies, Indonesian Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Arabic Studies, Sanskrit, or International and Global Studies
Semester 2
ANTH2601
The Ethnography of Southeast Asia
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
Semester 2
ANTH2620
China: Contemporary Ethnographies
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
Semester 1
ARHT2640
Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
China: Art and Empire
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies)
Semester 1
BDST2613
Zen and Chan Buddhism
6    P 12 Junior credit points from ANTH, ASNS, BBCL,CHNS, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 or SCLG
Semester 1
BDST2616
The Buddha's Words

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 12 Junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG
N ASNS2624, ASNS2622
Semester 1
BDST3611
Buddhist Philosophical Traditions

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Senior credit points from Buddhist Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Studies in Religion or World Religions) or (12 Senior credit points from Philosophy)
N ASNS2621
Semester 2
Summer Early
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6    A No Chinese-language skill is required
P (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6    A No Chinese-language skill is required
P (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
C CHNS1601
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Lu Xun and China's Modern Literature
6    A No knowledge of the Chinese language or literature is required
P (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in ICLS)
Semester 2
CHNS3640
Readings in Traditional Chinese History
6    P Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese
N CHNS3561


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
Semester 2
GEOS3053
Southeast Asia Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography. Department permission is required for enrolment.
N GEOS3953, GEOG3201

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. Department permission required for enrolment.
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
GOVT2119
Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N GOVT2109
Semester 2
GOVT2424
Politics of China

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N GOVT2402
Semester 2
GOVT2611
Capitalism and Democracy in East Asia
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N GOVT2411
Semester 1
HSTY2606
China in the Nineteenth-Century World

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
N HSTY2006
Semester 1
HSTY2623
China's Traumas, 1937-1971

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies
Semester 2
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
N HSTY3071, HSTY3072
Semester 1
HSTY2642
Beyond The Great Wall: China's Frontiers
6    P (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
Semester 2
INMS3607
Indonesia: The Challenges of Development

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 1
INMS3608
Indonesia in Search of Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 2
INMS3609
Indonesia's Slow Road to Democracy
6    P INMS3602 or INMS3102
N INMS3301, 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 2015

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 2015

6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 2
JPNS2670
Love and Death in Japanese Literature
6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612
N JPNS3116, JPNS3621, JPNS2301, JPNS3631, JPNS3301, JPNS2301, JPNS3621, JPNS3631, JPNS3301
Semester 1
JPNS2672
Japanese Media and Popular Culture
6    P JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612
N JPNS3106, JPNS3631, JPNS2301, JPNS3621, JPNS3301
Semester 2
JPNS3673
Japanese Society
6    P JPNS2223 or JPNS1123 or JPNS2622 or JPNS1125
N JPNS3314
Semester 1
JPNS3675
Japanese Cinema

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (JPNS2622) or (12 Senior credit points from Asian Studies) or (ARHT2656 and one of ARHT2652, ARHT2653, ARHT2655, ARHT2657, ENGL2627, ENGL2638, ENGL3604, FILM2601, HSTY2608, ICLS2637 or MUSC2663) or (12 Senior credit points from ICLS)


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
Semester 1
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)
Semester 2
JPNS3677
Behaving the Japanese Way

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P JPNS2622
N ASNS2306, JPNS2316
Semester 2
KRNS3675
Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
6    P (12 Senior credit points of Korean Studies) or (6 Senior credit points from Korean Studies and 6 Senior credit points from Asian Studies)
N KRNS2500, KRNS2675
Semester 1

Exchange

ASNS1801
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2651
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2652
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2653
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2654
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2655
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2656
Asian Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

ASNS4011
Asian Studies Honours A
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS4012
Asian Studies Honours B
12    C ASNS4011
Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS4013
Asian Studies Honours C
12    C ASNS4012
Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS4014
Asian Studies Honours D
12    C ASNS4013
Semester 1
Semester 2