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Subject Area: Asian Studies

This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: History

This course investigates the civilizations of the Asian Maritime Route through the major cities, which developed as a result of maritime trade. It delves into the cultural frameworks and shared background of human intellectual and environmental history of South and Southeast Asia. It also examines the interactions between the cultures of the past and pressing current issues—including the impact of tourism and climate change, the global politics of heritage and preservation, interethnic and intercultural interactions and contemporary debates about the ownership and authenticity of cultural heritage sites. It will showcase the latest digital visualisation technology used to analyse heritage and archaeology.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: 48 UOC overall, including 6 UOC at level 1 and 6 UOC at level 2 in one of the following streams, Asian Studies or History. Or 48 UOC overall and enrolment in an International Studies single or dual program (2017 onwards)

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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