following outlines of course content are correct at the time of
although the material (or the order in which it is covered) may be
1. All courses are 3
hours each, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Normally, a course will
not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.
the history, culture and politics of Southeast Asia, including
Thailand, Vietnam, among others, and their economic and political
with each other.
Japanese history, culture, economics and politics from ancient to
course explores China’s role as a dominant force in world affairs,
historical and social developments of the world’s most populous nation.
the histories and cultures of South Asia and their place in Asia and in
the history of the Korean peninsula from ancient to modern times,
issues of culture and politics.
introduction to Southeast Asian culture in all its varied forms, as
well as an
overview of the major literary works from ancient and modern times.
Japanese culture and literature from ancient to modern times,
major artistic movements from each period.
the culture and literature of the Chinese state, examining aesthetic,
and political ramifications through the ages.
the culture and literature of South Asia. The rich and varied history
South Asia countries’ artistic achievements will be examined
in contrast with each other at various stages of development.
introduction to the major movements and artists of Korean culture and
literature from ancient as well as modern times, examining the impact
Korean divide on its cultural works.
overview of the major trends in Cambodian culture and literature, with
on significant artists and the impact of war on cultural development.
introduction to key concepts regarding the implementation of democracy
various global settings, as well as the inevitable outbreaks of war
disrupt stable societies.
the Chinese Cultural Revolution, tracing the roots of political and
discontent and the impact of the revolution on modern Chinese society
India through the prism of religion, detailing the development and
impact of various
religious movements on Indian life from the distant past to the present.
overview of Buddhism as a distinctly Asian philosophy and religion,
an examination of the Western world’s modern-day awareness and interest
roots and practice.
impact of colonialism in various Asian countries. The historical and
justifications, reasoning and impact of colonialism will be examined in
depiction of Asia. An examination of how Asia views itself, and how
render the Asian experience through film.
general introduction to the major artists, movements and trends in
overview of the major arts of China, Japan and Korea, examining their
histories, aesthetics, differences and similarities.
major artists and movements of Khmer Art will be examined from
and political angles.
identity is shaped by how a nation views itself as a domestic entity,
it views itself in relation to the rest of the world. This course will
through various cultural contexts, how nationalism and internationalism
contradict and co-exist with each other.
history and impact of Islam in Southeast Asia as a cultural and
beliefs regarding gender, race and ethnicity will be examined through
cultural and political viewpoints, highlighting the inevitable
discrimination and acceptance.
overview of Asian politics, focusing on common political ideologies and
explaining significant differences in the implementation of various
democracy, communism, etc.
influence in Asia, as an artistic, economic, political and military
continues to shape the region’s cultural and societal future.
politics of Southeast Asia, from past to present. Major political
key national leaders will be compared and contrasted with each other.
Cambodian politics as a
unifying and dividing force in modern Cambodian life. From the Khmer
Rouge to recent elections, this course will examine the reality of
political parties, philosophies and methodologies in modern Cambodia.
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