* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This unit explores the emergence of modern Asia. It analyses the impact of European colonisation at the end of the 19th century and traces the economic, political and cultural changes brought by modernisation. European ideas about Asia, capitalism and socialism, nationalism, independence and separatist movements and struggles are all explored. Other topics such as the development of vibrant popular cultures and products (such as Japanese
anime, Chinese rock music, Indonesian
dangdut dance) and the impact of globalisation including tourism are covered.
Short written assignments totalling 1,000 words (30%), 1 x 1500 word research essay (30%), 2 hour examination (40%).
2 hr lecture, 1x1hr tutorial weekly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,L Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - H,L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.