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Study Asian Studies Specialisation at Curtin University

Asian Studies Specialisation

Undergraduate specialisation

An introduction to Asian studies that includes Chinese and Japanese languages.

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This specialisation examines the ways in which specialists in area studies have conducted research, through engagements with ideas and bodies of evidence. It also explores the ways in which area specialists' knowledge is applied in the workplace and business environments of Asia. The unit develops reflective understandings of doing research on Asia-focused issues and perspectives.

This specialisation introduces basic communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji) at an elementary level. You’ll acquire the four essential language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing through ample practice in communicative activities supported by digital technology.

You will also study the economic growth and social transformation of China and Japan, with a unit that explains the diverse paths of Asian countries to modernity. Topics include Asian perspectives of economic development, state-led market economies, state power and political cultures, civil society and government policies, sustainable development and social movements, public opinion in environmental debates, historical issues and regional tension in Asia, the impact of nationalism, regionalism and globalisation on inter-state conflict, and regional integration in the Asian 21st century.

What's a specialisation?

A specialisation is a set of four units you can choose to complement your course. Most Curtin courses allow you to choose a specialisation from any academic area. Humanities specialisations, like this one, can give a useful balance to a course from business, law, science, engineering or health disciplines. Learn more

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