• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Tsan-Huang TSAI
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Spring Session 2016
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This course provides a general introduction to arts in contemporary Taiwan for students who have an interest in the traditions and practices of East Asian arts. Each year the focus of the course will rotate specific topics, and may include performing art, visual art, or popular culture. This course offers an insight into how this Asian community has absorbed different cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean and American) to create a unique culture under the impact of globalisation.

This is a intensive in-country course which involves travel to Taiwan. No prior knowledge of a Chinese or Taiwanese language is necessary. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of Taiwanese arts and of issues in the arts of contemporary Taiwan;
2. Analyse different forms of Taiwanese arts;
3. Integrate relevant knowledge into practical activities such as appreciation, discussion and comparison;
4. Present a theoretical analysis of the arts in contemporary Taiwan

Other Information

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of university courses.  This is a intensive in-country course which involves travel to Taiwan. No prior knowledge of a Chinese or Taiwanese language is necessary.

Please note that this is an in country study tour course, and it will only run if there are a minimum of eight students enrolled. Enrolment in this course will be through the terradotta studio abroad site (https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com/) as a Short Program. Students are required to register on the system in order to apply for the course. There are a number of scholarships and grants available for student who undertake this course in order to assist them to go. Please contact the CAP student centre  (cap.student@anu.edu.au) for  more information.

Indicative Assessment

Discussion participation - 10% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 3, 4)
Field trip report (1,000 words) - total 30% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Research essay (2,000 words) - 60% (Related learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Hosted by a local institution, the course is comprised of three weeks of intensive in-country learning activities, including 5 two hours lectures, 8 two hours workshops, 3 two hours group discussions/debates and several field trips. Prior to the course in Taiwan, 1-2 weeks intensive reading preparation is expected. (Although English is the medium of language for the course, it is possible that some workshops and field trips will require students to work with local interpreters)

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA6078.

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9529 23 Nov 2016 09 Dec 2016 09 Dec 2016 01 Feb 2017 In Person N/A

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