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AIA300 - Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Final year of offer 2018

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ben Wilkie





Incompatible with:

AIX292, AIX392

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit will provide the cultural and historical context for a critically important issue: Australia’s relationship with Asia. From the late nineteenth century there has been speculation about Australia’s Asian futures and the ways in which proximity to Asia would shape the nation. The unit will introduce students to debates over the nature of orientalism, race and representation as well as multiculturalism and cross-cultural awareness. In providing the Asian dimension to Australia’s history, the unit will connect the study of Australia to key developments in the region, not least decolonization and the discourses that surround ‘the rise of Asia’. Such a unit is particularly well-suited to be a capstone to an interdisciplinary Australian Studies program given that the Australian relationship with Asia draws upon history, politics, regional geographies and international relations along with literary and post-colonial studies.


Class/Online Exercises, 25%, 1000 words

Research and Writing Exercise, 25%, 1000 words

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

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