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ASNS3670: Mass Media in East Asia

2024 unit information

This unit explores the media industry, processes, policies and practices in selected countries in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It takes a comparative approach to explore political, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the development of media in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as the historical development of media, state-media and corporate-media relationships, the transformation of media industries, technological convergence and its implications.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Asian Studies

Code ASNS3670
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
ASNS2670 or ASNS2600
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a high degree of familiarity of media and its dynamic links in many areas of the East Asian society
  • LO2. analyse major features of Asian societies and cultures in their historical, linguistic, regional and global contexts
  • LO3. demonstrate the ability to examine emerging media-related issues in East Asia.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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