PAIS318 Australia's Relations with 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 12cp in Political and International Studies or any 48cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ASSO214 or ASSO314 or ASSO414 or PAIS418 or PAIS518

offered in even numbered years

Combined Units PAIS518 - Australia's Relations with Asia
Coordinator(s) Karin Von Strokirch (
Unit Description

This unit examines Australia's changing relations with Asia in the post-World War II period, in particular 'engagement' with Asia since the 1980s. It focuses on the traditional images of Asia and Asians held by Australians, political and economic relations, aid, and Asian immigration to Australia.

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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 a broad and coherent knowledge of: Australia's changing political, strategic and economic relations with the Asian region, and bilateral relations with particular Asian states; the way in which Australia's relations with Asia have been shaped by such factors as strategic concerns, internal political considerations, ethnocentrism, stereotypical images, and racist sentiment; and changes in Australian policies on Asian immigration;
  2. use key concepts in political and international studies to analyse Australia's relations with Asia and bilateral relations with specific Asian states;
  3. reflect upon, and critically analyse, Australia's changing relations with Asia, and competing interpretations of these changing relations;
  4. independently develop, through synthesising and evaluating evidence from a range of sources, coherent arguments about Australia's relations with Asia and communicate these in a clear manner; and
  5. display well-developed research, analytical and written communication skills through the planning and execution of assigned work in which they examine Australia-Asia relations in two different and specific contexts.