Identity, Ideology & Nationalism in Asia

Subject ASIA30002 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 1 hour lecture and One 1.5 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 10.5 per week
Prerequisites: This subject is only available to students completing the final year of a major in Asian Studies, or those in the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies).
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Lewis Mayo
Subject Overview:

This subject explores the interlocking themes of identity and ideology in a variety of Asian contexts. It examines how the ways in which people define themselves - 'identities'- are affected by socially-structured systems of thought - 'ideologies'. National ideologies and identities from across the Asian region will be explored in conjunction with study of ethnic, religious, class, gender, and regional forms of identity and ideology.

  • To understand problems of ideology and identity in a range of Asian societies
  • To understand key theoretical concepts in the humanities and social sciences -namely those of ideology and identity - and to use those concepts in the analysis of social and cultural phenomena
  • To understand the impact of national and other ideologies and identities on the world in which we live

Research essay, 2,000 words, 30% (due mid-semester), research essay 3,000 words (due during the exam period) 55% and regular seminar participation, including presentation of original research 15%.

Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Prescribed Texts:

Readings supplied by the Institute.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level skills in research and analysis
  • Capacity to understand complex social questions in a global and multi-cultural context
  • Capacity to present complex ideas and original research findings in both oral and written form
Notes: None.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies Major

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