INTRODUCTION TO ASIA: CHINA AND INDIA

AST2ICI

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to India and China. To ensure a systematic approach, we focus on how countries are run (government); how people connect with each other (society); and how people perceive themselves and how outsiders perceive them (culture). The subject is both contemporary and historical. We examine pre-European history, the arrival and ejection of European imperialists and the condition of these countries today. With AST1IJI, the subject prepares students for more detailed study of Asia and for further study in Politics, History, Sociology and Anthropology. It provides sound background for the study of Asian languages.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL1ICI OR AST1ICI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCore subject at second-year level for an Asian Studies Major in the ABA - Bachelor of Arts.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

A concise history of India

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMetcalf, B.P. and Metcalf, T.R.

Year2002

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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China: a new history

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFairbank, J. K. and Goldman, M.

Year1998

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PublisherENLARGED EDITION, BELKNAP PRESS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compare how India and China have responded to political, economic and social change since the 19th century
02. Construct a well-argued essay, drawing on print and online social-media research
03. Contribute meaningfully to critical discussions and debates about Indian and Chinese history, politics and culture
04. Master the use of select social media tools for investigation of contemporary culture of India and China
05. Understand the basic parameters of Indian and Chinese history, politics and culture

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