THE MAKING OF MODERN ASIA
Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesLectures, study of historical maps, tutorial discussion and group work, reading of historical and secondary sources, essay, exam.
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
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Understanding Australia's Neighbours: An introduction to East and Southeast Asia.
AuthorNick Knight and Michael Heazle
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 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.
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.
|Other||Group||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One-hour final examination (equivalent to 1,000 words) The exam questions will largely be based on the key readings and the lectures.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One 2000-word reflective essay A detailed guideline will be released in early weeks.
|Assignment||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|