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ASNS3690: Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

This unit examines the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of studying Asia, including the question 'what is Asia?' The unit examines key Asia-centred approaches to the field, including the critique of Western-centred forms of knowledge. From that basis, students engage critically with significant bodies of literature in different disciplines as the starting point for designing and carry out their own research projects in the field.

Code ASNS3690
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902

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

  • LO1. analyse secondary scholarship well enough to classify the discipline, approaches, and judge the quality of arguments and sources
  • LO2. apply previous learning to discerning Orientalist narratives and effectively discuss how to undermine corrosive stereotypes
  • LO3. engage in debates that are based on fact, are professional, ethical, and convincing
  • LO4. use library and archival resources to identify reliable information; you should also be able to discern how reliable information is based on a variety of factors
  • LO5. produce a research proposal that draws on relevant scholarship and other sources.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.