Asian Cities: Studies in History, Culture and Trade
6 Units of Credit6 UOC
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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.
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)
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