ASIAN 140G New Zealand and Asia

ASIAN 140G | BE, EDUSW, EMHSS, LC | Semester One 2017 | City Campus | 15 points


The course looks at Asia and its relationship with New Zealand and our evolving political, social, economic, cultural and strategic relations.

Learning outcomes

When you finish the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the evolving political, social, economic, cultural, and strategic relations between New Zealand and Asia
  • Understand New Zealand’s efforts to re-position itself in relation to Asia
  • Understand the diversity of the Asian region
  • Understand current debates on globalisation, and on national and regional identity
  • Demonstrate basic academic skills such as data analysis, interpretation, and critical thinking

Topics covered

  • Historical and contemporary ties
  • Asian migration
  • Asia’s growing presence in New Zealand
  • Literature, media and films


Coursework (50%)
Exam (50%)

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