Asian Pop Culture
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Asian popular culture across Asian societies.
- Critically analyse the nature of social, economic and cultural change in Asia in a variety of contexts.
- Evaluate issues in Asian Studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences (e.g. History, Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies etc).
- • Asian cinema.
- • Manga, anime, and other Asian comic book forms.
- • K-pop and idol culture.
- • Fashion and textiles.
- • Globalisation.
Pre-requisites: 60 credit points of level two subjects
No additional requirements
This subject takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to engage with and critique various elements of popular culture across East Asia, South Asia and South East Asia. You will reflect on what makes something 'popular' across five categories: film, fashion, music, novels and media mixes, and anime/ manga. These categories are explored in terms of, for example, nationalism, religion, education, technology, media, and language.
- Final Essay, 2000 words. Students can choose a question from a list provided. (45%)
- Weekly Quizzes, 800 word equivalent. Short quizzes based on the lecture and readings undertaken at the start of each tutorial/workshop. (20%)
- Journal Article Critique, 800 words. Short critical response to one of the prescribed course readings. (20%)
- Tutorial Presentation/Poster, 500 word equivalent. Short presentation on a key topic from the subject. (15%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.