CHIN 7012 - Asia: Culture and Identities

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Asia is not only increasingly important economically, Asian culture is also more and more relevant around the world. Cultures & Identities highlights 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 in East Asia, to cosplay and anime shaping Western pop culture? Did one result in the other? This course covers how traditional forces like Confucianism and Shinto shaped culture and identity and explores how modernisation has helped bring about "Lolitas" in Japan and "Little Pinks" in China. This exploration will help us understand how tradition and identity is being reshaped by modernity and today's patterns of consumption. Cultures & Identities may therefore cover aspects of traditional society and religion, the social consequences of the post-war economic change, as well as the influence of contemporary globalisation and the digital revolution on religion, fandoms and sub-cultures.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHIN 7012
    Course Asia: Culture and Identities
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Incompatible CHIN 5016
    Assumed Knowledge Students are assumed to have a high level of reading abilities in English
    Restrictions Available to MA (InterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm), GDipInterpTrnsltnTrnscultComm students only
    Course Description Asia is not only increasingly important economically, Asian culture is also more and more relevant around the world. Cultures & Identities highlights 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 in East Asia, to cosplay and anime shaping Western pop culture? Did one result in the other?

    This course covers how traditional forces like Confucianism and Shinto shaped culture and identity and explores how modernisation has helped bring about "Lolitas" in Japan and "Little Pinks" in China. This exploration will help us understand how tradition and identity is being reshaped by modernity and today's patterns of consumption. Cultures & Identities may therefore cover aspects of traditional society and religion, the social consequences of the post-war economic change, as well as the influence of contemporary globalisation and the digital revolution on religion, fandoms and sub-cultures.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Shoko Yoneyama

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    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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