Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics|
|Offered||Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Associate Professor Helen Nesadurai|
Previously coded AST4000
This unit explores the dramatic transformations that have defined the Aian region in the post-colonial period. The most fundamental change has been the shift of large agrarian societies from their rural base into industrial modes of production and the habit of living in cities. This massive migration of people has had important consequences for technological change, political stability, social inequalities, cultural heritage and the environment. We examine how the old balances of power amongst the political, business and religious elites of Asia are changing and how Asia itself is challenging the nature of world leadership. Our approach includes analysing the shifting realities at the level of mega-cities, towns and villages.
Written work (including exam): 100%
One 1-hour lecture
one 2-hour seminar per week