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ASIA 3007 - Beyond Asian Ecological Crises

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Discovery Experience – Global: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: ASIA 2025
Assessment: Workshop contribution 20%, Reflection paper 10%, Annotated bibliography & 3 minute presentation 20%, Research essay 50%
Syllabus:

How can we overcome ecological crises in Asia? This course explores this question by focusing on China and Japan, the second and the third largest economies in the world, as their experiences are key for dealing with major socio-environmental issues, such as global warming and nuclear catastrophes. The main point of reference though is Japan. It became the world's second largest economy in the 1960s, until overtaken by China in 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster. The social and ecological devastation caused by this nuclear catastrophe suggests that we are at a significant crossroad for rethinking the relationship between development and the environment, or rather, between humankind and nature. What can we learn from Japan's experience of intense modernisation to overcome and avert further ecological crises in China and beyond? Topics such as energy, agriculture, construction, education, employment, spiritual heritage, and urban-rural relationships, both in Japan and China will be examined. Not only the political economy of each country but also grassroots responses to socio-environmental crises will be used to analyse whether we have an adequate theoretical and philosophical foundation to rethink the human-nature nexus. The role Australia can play will also be discussed. The course is useful for students doing International Studies, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Development Studies, Media Studies, Environmental Policy and Management, International Business, Education and Law, as well as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12922 LE01 130 16 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 10am - 11am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 10am - 11am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12924 WR01 42 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
18710 WR03 76 4 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2032, Teaching Room
1 May - 12 Jun Friday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2032, Teaching Room