- Code ASIA2307
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Academic career Undergraduate
- AsPr Thomas Dubois
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course examines the place of empire in shaping the history of Asia. It asks what makes empires distinct, how they were constructed and held together, how they operated in theory and practice, and why they disintegrated or transitioned into other forms. It takes a broad historical approach to empire that includes native Asian polities, the rise of European colonialism in the region, and the legacies of empire in postcolonial Asia. It examines the political, economic and ideological drivers of empire and resistance, as well as the impact of empire on the lives of the ruled and the rulers.
Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand and describe how historians have approached the study of empire in Asia;
2. Understand and be able to use skills foundational to the study of history;
3. Evaluate how the study of Asia has influenced the discipline of history;
4. Critically use concepts and tools from the discipline of history to develop, review, analyze and synthesise knowledge about Asia.
Indicative AssessmentContribution to discussion (10%); two article summaries – 500 words each, 10% each – (20%); long essay (2,500 words) (30%); Two-hour exam (40%).
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Workload1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, estimated 7 hours per week study and preparation
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReading list to be provided in the course outline.
Indicative Reading ListReading list to be provided in the course outline.
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- Band 1
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3392||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person|