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Asian Civilisations: Crisis and Transformation (6 points)


Leader: Ian Mabbett

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Imperialism, colonialism and modernisation in the shaping of Asian societies and politics from the 16th to the 20th centuries. How did India, China, and Japan manage to throw off the shackles of imperialism, and how did they adjust to the economic and cultural challenge posed by a confident, industrialised and democratising Europe? Was the postwar East Asian 'economic miracle' the beginning of an era of Asian world dominance? How far has this sea-change been arrested or undercut by the 'meltdown' of 1997?

Assessment: Written (2500 words): 60% + Examinations (2 hours): 30% + Class participation/attendance: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

Prohibitions: ASN1020

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