• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Major code ACMG-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
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 theknowledge 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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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific 6
ASIA3032 Digital Asia: Technology and Society 6
GEND1001 Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies 6
GEND1002 Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2006 Gender in Korean History 6
ASIA2014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Culture 6
ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture 6
ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts 6
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia 6
ASIA2116 India’s Culture Wars 6
ASIA3035 Indonesia in the Malay World: Culture, Media and Everyday Life 6
ASIA2366 Foundations of Chinese Culture 6
ASIA2099 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections 6
ASIA3031 Creative Industries in Korea 6
ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country 12
HUMN2004 Global Vietnam: Gender, Labour and Migration 6
PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World 6
PASI3002 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific 6
PASI3005 Pacific Islands Field School 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation 6
ARTH2059 Art of Asia: Histories and Traditions 6
DESN2007 Design Fiction: Speculative and Critical Design 6
JPNS3005 Advanced Japanese: Issues in Contemporary Japan 6
JPNS3006 Advanced Japanese: Language in Context 6
JPNS3007 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Culture and Society 6
JPNS3008 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Literature 6
KORE3015 Advanced Korean: Film and Society 6
ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives 6
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