• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Literature More...
  • Minor code APLF-MIN
Asian and Pacific Literature and Film Minor
This minor offers a range of courses reflecting the great diversity of literary and film production in the Asian and Pacific region. There are courses that span the work of the whole Asia-Pacific and others that focus in detail on the work of one particular country or region. The aim of this minor is to introduce students to the many literary and cinematic traditions of this region and to develop their skills in reading, viewing, discussing and writing about a work of literature or film. Students will be encouraged to explore the social and literary environments that have shaped the production and interpretation of literary texts and film production in both historical and contemporary cultures, and to consider the significance of such matters as a writer or director's nationality, cultural background, gender, social class and historical context.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the major authors, directors, works, and genres in the literature and film of the Asia-Pacific region,
  2.  Speak and write about texture and context with reference to literary and film works of the Asia-Pacific region,
  3.  Identify the cultural, social and historical backgrounds that provide the environment for the development of literature and film across time and space in the Asia-Pacific region.
  4.  Identify and critique the theory and methods of global literary and film studies and demonstrate enhanced capacity to analyse literary texts, films and their contexts

Areas of Interest

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

6 units from completion from the following compulsory courses: 

ENGL1013 Reading across Time and Space: Literary Contexts

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives
ASIA2003 Chinese Literature
ASIA3040 Literary and Cultural Discourse in Modern Japan

A maximum of 12 units from completion of complementary courses from the following list:

ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts
ASIA2073 Chinese Calligraphy: History and Practice
ASIA2116 India's Culture Wars
ASIA2275 The Pleasures and Powers of Stories in South Asia
JPNS3008 Advanced Japanese: Readings in Literature
CHIN3015 Advanced Literary Chinese
KORE3015 Advanced Korean: Film and Society
ASIA3031 Creative Industries in Korea

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