This unit explores the media industry, processes, policies and practices in selected countries in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It takes a comparative approach to explore political, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the development of media in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as the historical development of media, state-media and corporate-media relationships, the transformation of media industries, technological convergence and its implications.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week.
Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 1000wd presentation with written work (20%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 2hr exam (40%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean StudiesProhibitions