- Code ASIA2307
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Meera Ashar
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course examines the place of empire in shaping the history of Asia. It asks what makes empires distinct, how they were constructed and held together, how they operated in theory and practice, and why they disintegrated or transitioned into other forms. It takes a broad historical approach to empire that includes native Asian polities, the rise of European colonialism in the region, and the legacies of empire in postcolonial Asia. It examines the political, economic and ideological drivers of empire and resistance, as well as the impact of empire on the lives of the ruled and the rulers.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and describe how historians have approached the study of empire in Asia;
- Understand and be able to use skills foundational to the study of history;
- Evaluate how the study of Asia has influenced the discipline of history;
- Critically use concepts and tools from the discipline of history to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia.
This course will begin on 1 July and course materials will be released.
The intensive portion of this course runs from 11-18 July, from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
This course concludes on 22nd July with an Exam.
- Contribution to discussion (10) [LO 1]
- Two article summaries (500 words each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Long essay (2,500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Two-hour exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, estimated 7 hours per week study and preparation
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReading list to be provided in the course outline.
Preliminary ReadingReading list to be provided in the course outline.
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