• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Asian Languages, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Pacific Studies More...
  • Minor code ACMG-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender Minor

This minor 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 minor reveals how concepts of gender in Asia and the Pacific shape justice, equality and leadership in different societies. It analyses the vitality of Asian and Pacific popular cultures and media as they shape social ideals and imagine new futures. Through analytical, practice-based and creative approaches, this minor gives students crucial tools to understand the politics of everyday life in Asia and the Pacific.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successfulcompletion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

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

3. Use 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;

5. Communicate complex ideas in speech and writing;

6. Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Languages
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Film
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units from completion of the following courses:
GEND1001 Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies
GEND1002 Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies

6 units from completion of the following compulsory course: 
ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

A maximum 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ASIA2006 Gender in Korean History
ASIA2014 Contemporary China: Discourse, Media and Culture
ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture
ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia
ASIA2116 India’s Cultural 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
ASIA3031 Creative Industries in Korea
ASIA3032 Digital Asia: Technology and Society
ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country
HUMN2004 Global Vietnam: Gender, Labour and Migration
PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World
PASI3005 Pacific Islands Field School
PASI3002 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific

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