• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Major code ACMG-MAJ
Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender Major

This major investigates culture and gender as forms of everyday power in Asia and the Pacific. Using critical concepts from a range of disciplines, students uncover how gender norms and creative practices influence political debates and contemporary media. The major reveals how concepts of gender in Asia and the Pacific sometimes look different from conventional Western views. It explores how ideas about gender shape justice, equality and leadership in different societies. The major further analyses how vibrant Asian and Pacific popular cultures and media spread social norms, challenge established authorities, and imagine new futures. Through analytical, practice-based and creative approaches, this major gives students crucial tools to understand the politics of everyday life in Asia and the Pacific.    

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand, evaluate and apply contemporary theories of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific;

2. Explain the conceptual vocabulary of gender and cultural studies to analyse contemporary issues and problems in Asia and the Pacific;

3. Explain the methods of gender and cultural studies to analyse the way gender and sexuality are produced in culture, including written and visual texts from Asia and the Pacific;

4. Identify and understand interdisciplinary approaches to gender, sexuality and culture in Asia and the Pacific.

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following courses:

ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA3032 Digital Asia: Technology and Society

GEND1001 Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies

GEND1002 Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies

 

A minimum of 18 units from completion of the following courses:

ASIA2006 Gender in Korean History

ASIA2014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Society

ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture

ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts

ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia

ASIA2116 India's Culture Wars

ASIA3035 Indonesia in the Malay World: Culture, Media and Everyday Life

ASIA2366 Foundations of Chinese Culture

ASIA2099 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections

PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World

ARTV2053 Contemporary Asian Art

ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country

PASI3002 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific

PASI3005 Pacific Islands Field School

ASIA3031 Creative Industries in Korea

 

A maximum of 6 units from completion of the following courses:

ARTV2052 Introducing Asian Modernisms

ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation

ARTH2059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Histories and Traditions

DESN2007 Design Fiction: Speculative and Critical Design

JPNS3005 Advanced Japanese: Issues in Contemporary Japan

JPNS3006 Advanced Japanese: Language in Context

JPNS3007 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Culture and Society

KORE3015 Advanced Korean: Film and Society

ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives

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