THE MAKING OF MODERN ASIA

AST2MMA

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The twenty-first century is already being called the Asian Century. What were the countries and peoples we call Asia like 100 years ago, at the start of the twentieth century? How did they change across the century? And how did this process influence their current prosperity and sense of national identity? The subject will survey the major social, political and cultural changes of the past 100 years of so, including European colonisation, the impact of the expansion of Japan and the Second World War, the rise of Asian nationalisms and the wars of independence, consolidation of national political regimes, economic development and modernisation, the rapid recent rise of China and India.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Asian Studies subject or 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This is a second year elective subject for the Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Hindi, History or Politics majors or minors.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsModule of readings prepared by the lecturerPrescribedNANA
ReadingsUnderstanding Australia's Neighbours: An introduction to East and Southeast Asia.PrescribedNick Knight and Michael HeazleCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2ND ED. 2011

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Broad knowledge of the major historical events shaping contemporary Asia demonstrated in critical writing

Activities:
Lectures; development of time lines; reading of historical and secondary sources, essay, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Knowledge of the changing and contested nature of the internal and external cultural and political boundaries of contemporary Asia

Activities:
Lectures, study of historical maps; tutorial discussion and group work; ; reading of historical and secondary sources, essay, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Knowledge of the diversity of social experience and cultural traditions that have contributed to contemporary Asia.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussion and group work; reading of historical and secondary sources, essay, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group communication project (1,000 words equivalent)Examples for the project include radio script, exhibition, documentary, historical re-enactment in English or an approved Asian language.25 01, 02, 03
One-hour final examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)The exam questions will largely be based on the key readings and the lectures.25 01, 02, 03
one 2000-word reflective essayA detailed guideline will be released in early weeks.50 01, 02, 03