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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Bruce Jacobs


Previously coded HSY1050


A broad overview of Asian history from antiquity to the dawn of European maritime exploration in the sixteenth century. Topics studied include the Indus Valley civilisation; Hinduism and the caste system; traditional political thought; the rise of great empires in India, China and Southeast Asia; Mahayana Buddhism; the Japanese samurai; and Genghis Khan and the Mongols.


Written (2500 words): 55%
Examinations (2 hours): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Bruce Jacobs

Contact hours

2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Religion and theology
Japanese studies
Indonesian studies
Chinese studies
Asian studies