ARTS1211: Australia's Asian Context
Subject Areas: Asian Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: History
Introduces students to transdisciplinary ways of viewing and examining modern Australia's relationship with the broad Asian region. Examines the conflicting perceptions, images and emotions that Australians have held towards their region and the various themes and events that have impacted upon them. Materials examined include historical accounts, literature, art and movies. Topics include: Aboriginal Australia's Asian context, European enlightenment views of Asia, the Gold Rushes, Australian nationalism and the White Australia Policy, invasion literature, the Yellow Peril, Asian migration, anti-Asianism, the Asian economic meltdown and whether Australia is an Asian nation.