University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ASIA 2007 - Asia: Cultures & Identities

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assumed Knowledge: Adequate level of English writing and comprehension is assumed
Assessment: Personal Identity Exercise 10%, Notebook Assessment 20%, Research presentation 20%, Research essay 50%
Syllabus:

Asia is not only increasingly important economically, Asian culture is also more and more relevant around the world. Cultures and Identities will highlight the diversity of this culture, particularly in China and Japan as these are the most influential in both Asia the West. How did we get from Confucianism to cosplay and anime shaping Western pop culture? How did one result in the other? This course will both explain traditional forces like Confucianism and Shinto shaping culture and identity as well as explore how modernisation has helped bring about Lolitas in Japan and angry young men (fenqing) in China. This exploration will help us understand how tradition was reshaped by modernity and eventually today's desire for ever higher levels of consumption. The course therefore covers traditional society and religion, the influence of imperialism and the modernisation imperative of the 19th Century, the social consequences of the post-war economic miracle and the rise of communism as well as the influence of contemporary globalisation and the digital revolution.

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Units
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3
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23111 LE01 140 94 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23112 WR02 56 37 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
23113 WR01 70 43 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room