ASIAN 140G New Zealand and Asia

ASIAN 140G | BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC | Semester Two 2020 | City Campus | 15 points


The course explores Asia and its interrelationship with New Zealand, including Asia's growing presnece in New Zealand in all its manifestations, and the evolving political, social, economic, cultural and strategic relations between this country and Asia. Topics will include historical and contemporary ties to Asia, Asian migration, literature, media and films. The course will focus especially on South-East Asia and East Asia. 

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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