• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code AHIST-MIN

The Asian History minor offers a suite of courses covering developments in a wide range of Asian societies from early times to the recent past. The minor provides students with grounding in the course of history in a variety of Asian societies and it provides an empirical basis for the comparative analysis of historical and contemporary developments in Asia and the rest of the world. The minor trains students in techniques of source criticism and document analysis, instructs them in the marshalling of evidence for the development of analysis and argument, develops their skills in narrative analysis and in applying social science theory to past societies that differ greatly from the western context in which most such theories were developed. The minor assists them to analyse the social and cultural uses to which history writing and historical memory are put and develops an understanding of the historical traditions of Asian societies.


Learning Outcomes

  1.      Understand historical forces that have shaped Asian and Pacific states and societies,
  2.      Analyse the regional and global significance of historical events and developments in Asia and the Pacific,
  3.      Identify and critique the uses that are made of history in contemporary Asian and Pacific societies,
  4.      Understand the techniques that historians use to develop understandings of the past and the meaning of the past to different social groups,
  5.      Construct coherent arguments based on evidence drawn from the past.  
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:




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

Code Title Units
ASIA2009 The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond 6
ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
ASIA2037 History of Modern China 6
ASIA2040 The Making of Modern Korea 6
ASIA2041 Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments 6
ASIA2045 Lies, Conspiracy and Propaganda 6
ASIA2054 Chinese Philosophy: Creation and Development 6
  ASIA 2066: The Chinese Art of War
ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture 6
  ASIA 2163: Rels & Pols: South Asia
ASIA2165 Islam in Southeast Asia 6
ASIA2167 Borders and their Transgressions in Mainland Southeast Asia 6
ASIA2203 Archaeology of China 6
ASIA2366 Foundations of Chinese Culture 6
  ASIA 2367: Foundations Chin Stud B
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development 6
  ASIA 3002: Chinese Sthern Diaspora
  ASIA 3006: Prac Assign in Asia Pacific
ASIA3011 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan 6
ASIA3012 Readings in Asian Societies and Histories 6
  ASIA 3013: Read Asian Soc & Hist_B
ASIA3030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia 6
HIST2110 Approaches to History 6
HIST2133 Race and Racism in Western Culture, c.1450–1950 6
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
  HIST 2139: Researching & Writing History
  HIST 2225: Environmental History
MEAS2000 Iranian History and Culture 6
  MEAS 2002: Turkish History
MEAS2003 Modern Turkey: History, Politics and Culture 6
MEAS1002 Islam : History and Institutions 6
PASI2002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries 6
WARS2004 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific 6
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