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Media and Urban Culture in Asia (ASIA20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeASIA20001
Semester 1
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This subject examines the media in Asian contexts. It will focus on the role of the media in creating and representing politics, social movements, popular expression and economic development. Students will develop an understanding of the interplay between the media and the dramatic changes that have occurred in Asia from the post-colonial and post World War II period through to Asia’s rise to economic, political and cultural prominence in the 21st century. Topics that will be examined include consumerism, identity, urbanisation, with particular emphasis on trends in film, television, music, fashion and urban lifestyle in East and Southeast Asia.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to appreciate the variety of roles different media play in Asian societies;
  • be familiar with the transnational trends in media and popular culture that cut across Asia;
  • develop an understanding of the interplay between culture, politics and society through the media;
  • understand academic approaches to the critical analysis of media.

Last updated: 21 August 2019