- Code ASIA3035
- 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
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Asian Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr YingXin Show
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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In this course, students critically evaluate and analyse central issues in contemporary Indonesia and its role in the ‘Malay World’ - the Malay-speaking parts of Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The unifying focus of the course is on the 'everyday life' of people in the region, with specific references to culture, media, anthropology, and the environment. Students will further explore the dynamics of social relations in specific cultural and historical contexts of the Indonesian and Malay archipelago, and current issues in the light of recent technological and societal change. Topics covered include popular culture, gender and religious identity, urbanisation, digitalisation, migration, climate change, decentralisation, cosmopolitanism, historical memories and much more. Students learn not only about the facts and figures of nation-states in the region today, but also 'how' their modern identity is being debated and constructed, and how it has changed over time. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to formulate their own views and arguments. In this way, they will expand their understanding of contemporary social and cultural life in Indonesia and the Malay world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and explain central issues involving culture, media and everyday life in Indonesia and the Malay World;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, cultural and social contexts of the developments of these issues;
- Critically evaluate, compare and discuss arguments made in the field of cultural studies and Southeast Asian studies;
- Apply analytical skills to develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of social relations in the region;
- Formulate their own views and arguments on the topics of the course, both orally and in writing.
This course's focus is Indonesia, but there is also time devoted to Malaysia extensively, as well as Singapore and the Philippines when discussing the 'Malay world'
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Discussion posts (35) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- In-class presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research essay 2,500 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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WorkloadThe course requires three contact hours each week. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
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