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

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Offering information:

This unit commences in 2013.

* The Warrnambool Campus offering of this unit TBA.

** Not offered at Geelong Campus in 2013, re-offered 2014.

Enrolment modes:

(B, G**, W*, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Loy-Wilson
Contact hours:

2 hours per week.  1 lecture and 1 tutorial.


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.


Analysis of 'Orientalism' as a concept 25% - 1000 words.

Examination of the impacts of decolonisation 25% - 1000 words.

Research essay 50% - 2000 words.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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