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
Asia: Past, Present, Future
6      Semester 2

Senior units of study

Core
ARHT2641
Art and Archaeology of South East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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
ASNS2010
Buddhism in East Asia
6      Semester 2
ASNS2011
A Survey of Buddhism
6    N BDST1602
Semester 1
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N CHNS3641
Semester 2
ASNS2618
Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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 Table A
N ASNS2118
Semester 1
ASNS2621
Buddhist Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N : ASNS2313
Semester 1
Winter Main
ASNS2623
India: Tradition and Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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
ASNS2625
Buddhism in Modern Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2626
Religious Traditions of South Asia
6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
N RLST2003
Semester 1
Summer Main
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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 Table A
N ASNS2308
Semester 1
ASNS2636
The Enigma of Japanese Power
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N ASNS2306 or JPNS2316
Semester 2
ASNS2641
Traditional Korea
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N ASNS2501
Semester 1
ASNS2642
Modern Korea
6    P 12 Junior credit points from 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 2017

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A


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
ASNS2664
Southeast Asia Transformed

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
ASNS2670
Mass Media in East Asia
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
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
ASNS3010
Tibetan Buddhism
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 2
ASNS3616
Japanese Cinema and Society
6    P 6 senior credit points of 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
ASNS3619
China and Globalisation

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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 CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
Semester 2
Elective
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
Semester 2
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
China: Art and Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies)
Semester 2
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6    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    P (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in ICLS)
Semester 1
CHNS3634
Gender in Chinese Literature
6    P (12 Senior credit points from Chinese Studies) or (12 Senior credit points from Asian Studies)
Semester 2
CHNS3640
Readings in Traditional Chinese History
6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3561
Semester 2
GEOS3053
Southeast Asia Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOG3201 or GEOS3953


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


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 1
GOVT2424
Politics of China
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

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N GOVT2411
Semester 2
HSTY2606
China's Last Dynasty: The Great Qing
6    P (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
N HSTY2006
Semester 1
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
Semester 2
INMS3607
Indonesia: The Challenges of Development
6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 1
INMS3608
Indonesia in Search of Modernity
6    P INMS3102 or INMS3602
Semester 2
INMS3609
Indonesia's Slow Road to Democracy

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P INMS3602 or INMS3102
N INMS3301 or INMS3302
Semester 1
INMS3610
Dealing with Indonesia's Diversity

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P INMS3602 or INMS3102
N INMS3302
Semester 2
INMS3611
Autonomy and Human Rights in Indonesia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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 2017

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

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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
JPNS3676
Monsters and Ghosts: Japanese Fantasy and SF

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P JPNS1123 or JPNS1125 or JPNS2223 or JPNS2622
Semester 2
JPNS3677
Behaving the Japanese Way

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P JPNS2622
N ASNS2306 or JPNS2316
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)
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 or KRNS2675
Semester 1

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