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; however, a Chinese-language tutorial option may be provided.
Semester 1
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6      Semester 1
ASNS1602
Modernity in Asia
6      Semester 2

Senior units of study

Core
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 credit points from subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook
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) or (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Government and International Relations and GOVT2424)
N ASNS2118
Semester 1
ASNS2623
India: Tradition and Modernity
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)


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
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)
Semester 2
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)


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)
N ASNS2308


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 2
ASNS2636
The Enigma of Japanese Power
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)
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)
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)
N ASNS2502
Semester 2
ASNS2661
History of Modern Indonesia
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 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
ASNS2670
Mass Media in East Asia
6    P (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Korean Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N KRNS2600, ASNS2600
Semester 1
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia from 1840 until Today
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History)
Semester 1
ASNS2677
Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary
6    P 12 junior credit points from Asian Studies
Semester 2
ASNS3619
China and Globalisation
6    P 12 senior credit points from Asian Studies
Semester 2
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 senior credit points in Asian Studies
N ASNS3902, JPNS3902, CHNS3902, INMS3902
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) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)
Semester 1
BDST3611
Buddhist Philosophical Traditions
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
Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes
6    A Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese
P (12 Senior credit points from Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
N CHNS3561


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
Semester 2
JPNS3675
Japanese Cinema
6    P (JPNS2622) or (12 Senior intermediate 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
KRNS3675
Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
6    P (12 senior credit points of Korean Studies) or (12 senior credit points from ASNS2641, ASNS2642, 2670)
N KRNS2500, KRNS2675
Semester 1
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Int 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.
Int 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
HSTY2606
China in the Nineteenth-Century World
6    P (12 junior credit points of History) or (12 junior credit points of Asian Studies)
N HSTY2006
Semester 1
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China
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

Exchange

ASNS2651
Asian Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2652
Asian Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2653
Asian Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2654
Asian Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2655
Asian Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS2656
Asian Studies Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

ASNS4011
Asian Studies Honours A
12    P Credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of Asian Studies, including completion of the major and ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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