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History of China: The Imperial Period

First semester, 2015: This course surveys the great drama of imperial China's attempts to bring under control and preserve the unity of its vast and varied territories.

Truth and Falsity in Indian History & Politics

First semester 2015, this course will explore the claims and negotiations that are fundamental to some of the critical debates in Indian history and politics over the past two centuries.

Popular Culture in East Asia

First semester 2015, Dr Roald Maliangkaij will convene Popular Culture in East Asia.

Asian & Pacific language courses

The School of Culture, History and Languages offers a wide array of world-class Asian & Pacific language courses both on campus and on-line. Find the perfect course for your future.

Reading between the lines

Reading between the lines

It’s been the birthplace of massive empires, a playground for great powers, and a frontline in the Cold War.

Going to the toilet in the open is a major problem facing modern India.

Getting India to take poo to the loo

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaned up in the country’s elections this year, winning government by an absolute landslide to form the first majority government since 1984.

Material Encounters

Material Encounters

This upcoming conference will focus on the materiality of knowledge produced during personal encounters with people in Oceania.

Entwined with Indonesia

Entwined with Indonesia

After a year living in Indonesia, this country is no longer a distant neighbour perched above Australia.

Stolen swords and cross-dressers

Stolen swords and cross-dressers

A tale of revenge, a stolen sword, and boys who play girls who play boys. It’s Za Kabuki time.

PSY of 'Gangnam Style' fame has taken K-pop's global reach to a whole new level.

Objects of envy and desire

It could be a gospel concert.

A massive crowd of do-gooders who neither smoke nor drink, let alone do drugs, watching on as their favourite band performs.

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