PAIS113 Power, Conflict and the Making of Modern Asia

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ASSO113 or ASSO114 or ASSO115
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit examines how imperialism, nationalism and nation-building transformed classical polities and social organisation in East and Southeast Asia. In doing so it focuses on the themes of power and conflict as central to the emergence of modern Asia. Through an examination of these topics students are encouraged to understand the diversity of Asia, and to think critically about the idea of 'Asia' as unified and homogeneous.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, core concepts, in particular power, conflict, imperialism, nationalism and nation-building, to reflect upon and analyse the emergence of modern East and Southeast Asia;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the political, social, cultural and geographic diversity of Asia which allows them to discuss and think critically about the idea of 'Asia' as unified and homogeneous;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of disciplinary standards in the fields of International Studies and Asian Studies, especially ethical standards of conduct in research;
  4. evaluate and synthesise evidence from a range of primary and secondary sources to identify and analyse how imperialism, nationalism and nation-building resulted in major changes in the polities of East and Southeast Asia; and
  5. display essential and independent research, analytical and written communication skills through the planning and execution of two assignments in which they apply key concepts to the analysis of specific issues in East and Southeast Asia.