- Class Number 9481
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Ruth Barraclough
- AsPr Ruth Barraclough
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
Northeast Asia, with a population of some 1.7 billion, and containing the world's second and third largest economies, is a region of enormous political, economic and cultural significance. It is also currently in the midst of major transformations. Developments in the region, including the rise of China and ongoing efforts to resolve the crisis created by the last remaining corner of the Cold War – the division of the Korean Peninsula – have global implications. Meanwhile, the countries of the region are gradually moving towards the creation of closer regional integration. In order to understand these developments, and their profound implications for Australia and the rest of the world, we need to understand the historical, cultural and social context in which they occur. This course offers a new look at Northeast Asia. Key themes addressed include: the legacies of the Asia-Pacific and Korean Wars; the Cold War architecture of Northeast Asia; migration and cultural interactions between the countries of the regions in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras; the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan questions and their implications for relations between the countries of the region; and contemporary political and social issues in the region. This course will help students to further develop their research skills, through finding and interpreting archival resources, current data and visual material on Northeast Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Understand historical developments in modern Northeast Asia
2. Analyse the current state of relations between countries of the region.
3. Interpret the impact of historical events on current state-society relations in Northeast Asia
4. Critically assess contemporary debates on Northeast Asian regionalism
5. Apply research skills to evaluate topics related to Northeast Asia.
All readings for this course will be available on Wattle.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week One: Introduction, Key Topics, Assessment Review|
|2||Week Two: Language Politics and East Asian History|
|3||Week Three: Pan-Asianism and Japanese Colonialism|
|4||Week Four: Politics and Literature: Postwar Japan|
|5||Week Five: China, Tibet, Xinjiang|
|6||Week Six: Mongolia between China and Russia|
|7||Week Seven: Transnational Activism in Northeast Asia|
|8||Week Eight: The Future of Regionalism|
|9||Week Nine: China in the World Today|
|10||Week Ten: Korea Beyond Division|
|11||Week Eleven: Gender Politics in Northeast Asia|
|12||Week Twelve: Australian Anxieties around North East Asia|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Book Review||15 %||12/10/2019||19/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Film Review||15 %||21/09/2019||28/09/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Midterm Quiz||15 %||26/08/2019||04/09/2019||1,2,3|
|Student Presentation||15 %||22/07/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Research Essay||40 %||26/10/2019||02/11/2019||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The Book Review is 1000 words for postgraduates. Students will select one book to review of either Shuge Wei’s News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press (1928-1942) or Tom Cliff’s Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang. Both authors will be coming to talk to the class about their books. Book Review is due Saturday October 12, 11.55pm and will be returned one week later.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Film Review is 1000 words for postgraduates. The film to be reviewed is Akira Kurosawa’s 1975 classic Dersu Uzula. We will set aside some time in class to discuss how to structure and write a film review. Film Review is due Saturday 21 September at 11.55pm and will be returned one week later
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
This is a geography and biography quiz that asks students to identify and summarise key features and figures of Northeast Asia that we have covered in class. It is an online, open-book quiz that will run for approximately four hours. Should take no longer than two hours to complete. Geography and Biography Quiz will take place in Week 6 and will be marked by Sep 4.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Students will select a week for their class presentation, based upon the topic and readings for that week. Presentation will take the form of a 20 minute talk and accompanying visually rich powerpoint with class handout of 500+ words. Class handout should include summary of the readings please some key questions for class discussion.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Essay questions will be delivered in week three. The essay is 3000 words and is for postgraduate students only. It is due at the end of week 12. Research Essay for MAPS students is due Saturday October 26, 11.55pm and will be returned one week later.
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Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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AsPr Ruth Barraclough