Asian studies

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Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Asian Studies allows you to focus on the real-world issue of New Zealand’s relationship with Asia in the 21st century. You can help New Zealand benefit economically, strategically and socially from enhanced Asian cultural literacy. With this minor, you will gain an understanding of Asian cultures, their differences and similarities, from different disciplinary and thematic perspectives. The increasingly multicultural nature of society means it is important to learn about other cultures, and how they interact with, and are affected by, your own.


169.101 Introduction to Asian Thought (required core, next offered 2018)
241.103 Ancient Chinese World pre-republic (1912)
242.103 Introduction to Japanese Culture

134.221 East Asian Philosophy
241.207 Chinese Diaspora
241.208 Contemporary Chinese Society in Literature and Film
242.205 Japanese Cinema

134.321 Indian Philosophy
146.302 Regional Ethnography: Asia
146.311 Medical Systems of China, India and the West
146.316 Visual Anthropology: South Asia and Global Issues

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