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  • Objectives
    East Asia, comprising China, Japan and Korea, is a vibrant and important region of the world in the twenty-first century. It is a region of fascinating cultures and arts that are having an increasing impact and influence on the West, such as traditional art forms and martial arts or modern exciting literature and cinema. It is also one of the most important economic regions of the world.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 32 points -Core Requirements - Non-native English speakers: minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • Academic Title
    East Asian Studies BA
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    Typical First Year Modules

    -The Transformation of East Asia 
    -East Asian Cinema
    -Gender in East Asia  
    -Religion and Society in East Asia 
    -The History of Korea 
    -Understanding Japan 
    -Understanding China I  
    -Understanding China II  

    Typical Second Year Modules

    -Business and Management in Contemporary China  
    -Business and Management in Contemporary Korea 
    -Business and Society in East Asia
    -Business and the Economy of Japan 
    -China, 1914-78: Modernity and Revolution
    -Contemporary Chinese Society  
    -Contemporary Japanese Society  
    -Contemporary Korean Literature  
    -Contemporary Korean Society  
    -Critical Approaches to Japanese Cinema  
    -East Asian Women on the Move  
    -Empire and Culture in East Asia to 1945
    -Gendering Japan  
    -Issues in Modern Japanese History
    -Japan in the World
    -Japan's Minorities
    -Language and Society in East Asia
    -Late Imperial China: State, Society and Family 
    -Literature and Culture in Modern China  
    -Literature and Society in Contemporary Japan
    -Modern Korean Literature 
    -Musical Culture in East Asia 
    -Philosophical Traditions of East Asia  
    -Political Development of East Asia  
    -Population and Environment in China  
    -Postwar Japanese Politics  
    -State and Economy in Contemporary China  
    -The East Asian Economic Miracle
    -The Modern Japanese Novel (In translation) 
    -Traditional Culture of Korea
    -War and Peace in East Asia 
    -Work and Society in Japan 

    Typical Third Year Modules
    -East Asian Dissertation

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