INTRODUCTION TO ASIA: JAPAN AND INDONESIA

AST2IJI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce you to two of Australia's Asian neighbours, Japan and Indonesia. The subject focuses on how countries are run (government), how people connect with each other (society), how people perceive themselves and how outsiders perceive them (culture). The subject is both contemporary and historical, and examines pre-European contact, the impact of European imperialists and the condition of these countries today. Along with AST1IIC (Introduction to Asia: India and China), this subject will prepare you for more detailed study of Asia. You will learn the foundations of knowledge required to study Asian languages, Japanese and Indonesian.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaori Okano

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 subjectsAST1IJI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCore subject at first-year level for an Asian studies major

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Introduction to Japanese society

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSugimoto, Y.

Year2010

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

A History of Modern Indonesia since c.1200

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRicklefs, M.C.

Year2001

Edition/Volume3rd Edition

PublisherBASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Cambridge companion to modern Japanese culture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSugimoto, Y.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Routledge handbook of contemporary Indonesia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHefner, R.W.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The emergence of modern Japan

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHunter, J.

Year1989

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLONGMAN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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 Indonesia and Japan have responded to political, economic and social change since the 19th century
02. Construct a well-argued essay
03. Contribute meaningfully to critical discussions and debates about Indonesian and Japanese history, politics and culture
04. Understand the basic parameters of Indonesian and Japanese history, politics and culture

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaori Okano

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

In-class activity (1000-word equivalent) Group presentation, or three in-class tests. Team work is assessed by each group submitting a journal which records collaborative meeting and works.

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Research essay or take-home exam (2000-word equivalent) 1 x long essay (1500 words) and 1 x short essay (800 words) These assessment will test the students' capacity to apply their knowledge and critical perspectives in developing argument.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (1000 word equivalent) This assessment will test the students' capacity to apply their knowledge and critical perspectives.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4