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Asian Studies

SCQF Level 07 (19 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
ASST07022 SV1 Foundation Business Chinese 1 Semester 1 20
ASST07023 Foundation Business Chinese 2 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07024 SV1 Foundation Chinese Language 1 Semester 1 20
ASST07024 SV1 Foundation Chinese Language 1 Semester 2 20
ASST07025 SV1 Foundation Chinese Language 2 Semester 2 20
ASST07026 Foundation Chinese Language 3 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07028 Foundation Chinese Language 4 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07027 SV1 Foundation English-Chinese Translation Semester 1 20
ASST07027 SV1 Foundation English-Chinese Translation Semester 2 20
ASST07008 SV1 Foundation Japanese Language 1 Semester 1 20
ASST07008 SV1 Foundation Japanese Language 1 Semester 2 20
ASST07016 SV1 Foundation Japanese Language 2 Semester 2 20
ASST07017 Foundation Japanese Language 3 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07019 SV1 Foundation Korean Language 1 Semester 1 20
ASST07019 SV1 Foundation Korean Language 1 Semester 2 20
ASST07018 SV1 Foundation Korean Language 2 Semester 2 20
ASST07030 Foundation Korean Language 3 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07029 Foundation Korean Language 4 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07003 Introductory Chinese Language Not delivered this year 20
ASST07006 Introductory Chinese Language 2 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07014 Introductory Chinese Language 3 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07021 Korean Language Beginner 1 Not delivered this year 20
ASST07020 Korean Language Beginner 2 Not delivered this year 20

SCQF Level 08 (49 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
ASST08051 Academic Skills for Asian Studies Not delivered this year 20
ASST08001 SV1 Chinese 1 Full Year 40
ASST08076 SV1 Chinese 2 Full Year 40
ASST08018 SV1 Chinese 2A Full Year 40
ASST08019 Chinese 2B Not delivered this year 40
ASST08050 SV1 Chinese 2C Full Year 40
ASST08078 SV1 Chinese 3 Full Year 40
ASST08080 SV1 Chinese 4 Full Year 40
ASST08074 Contemporary Challenges in East Asia Not delivered this year 20
ASST08064 Doing research in Chinese Studies Not delivered this year 20
ASST08072 SV1 East Asian Youth: Spaces, Ecologies, Technologies Semester 2 20
ASST08070 SS1 Intermediate Chinese Language Modern and Traditional Full Year 20
ASST08048 Intermediate Japanese Language Not delivered this year 40
ASST08075 SS1 Introduction to Classical Chinese Full Year 20
ASST08053 SV1 Introduction to Japanese Literature Semester 2 20
ASST08002 Japanese 1 Not delivered this year 40
ASST08006 Japanese 2A Not delivered this year 40
ASST08046 Japanese Language 1 Not delivered this year 40
ASST08047 Japanese Language 2 Not delivered this year 40
ASST08059 SV1 Japanese Language Beginner Semester 1 20
ASST08066 Japanese Language Beyond University Not delivered this year 20
ASST08060 SV1 Japanese Language Lower Intermediate Semester 1 20
ASST08060 SV1 Japanese Language Lower Intermediate Semester 2 20
ASST08069 SV1 Japanese Language Mid-Intermediate Semester 1 20
ASST08069 SV1 Japanese Language Mid-Intermediate Semester 2 20
ASST08058 SV1 Japanese Language Post Beginner Semester 1 20
ASST08058 SV1 Japanese Language Post Beginner Semester 2 20
ASST08057 SV1 Japanese Language Pre-Intermediate Semester 1 20
ASST08057 SV1 Japanese Language Pre-Intermediate Semester 2 20
ASST08068 SV1 Japanese Language Upper Intermediate Semester 2 20
ASST08065 SS1 Kanji: A linguistic and cultural introduction Semester 1 20
ASST08034 Modern China in Literature and Film Not delivered this year 40
ASST08038 Modern China in Literature and Film (VS2) Not delivered this year 20
ASST08055 SV1 Modern China in Literature and Film A Semester 1 20
ASST08054 Modern China in Literature and Film B Not delivered this year 20
ASST08042 SV1 Modern East Asian History A Semester 1 20
ASST08043 SV1 Modern East Asian History B Semester 2 20
ASST08077 SS1 Political Cultures and Cultural Politics in Contemporary Japan Semester 1 20
ASST08041 SV1 Politics and the Economy of Japan Semester 1 20
ASST08063 SV1 Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Korea Semester 2 20
ASST08045 Practical Japanese 1 Not delivered this year 0
ASST08044 SS1 Practical Japanese 2- Year Abroad Preparation Flexible 0
ASST08073 SV1 Pre-modern East Asian History Semester 1 20
ASST08056 Pre-modern East Asian history and the forces that shaped it Not delivered this year 20
ASST08049 SS1 Researching Japan: Skills, Methods and Critiques Full Year 40
ASST08079 SS1 Researching Japan: mini-dissertation project Semester 2 20
ASST08011 Sanskrit 1 Not delivered this year 40
ASST08012 Sanskrit 2 Not delivered this year 40
ASST08071 SV1 Seoul, Shanghai and Edinburgh: Peoples, cultures, and spaces Semester 1 20
ASST08081 Skills and Approaches in Chinese Studies Not delivered this year 20
ASST08052 SV1 Society and culture in pre-modern East Asia Semester 2 20
ASST08067 SS1 Supernatural Japan: Doing Japanology through Yokai Semester 2 20
ASST08040 Thinking Through Japan Not delivered this year 20

SCQF Level 09 (4 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
ASST09003 Chinese History 3 Not delivered this year 20
ASST09001 SS1 Chinese Literature 3 Flexible 20
ASST09002 SV1 Chinese Special Subject 3 Full Year 20
ASST09004 SS1 Japanese Studies on the Year Abroad Full Year 20

SCQF Level 10 (52 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
ASST10135 Appproaches to translation from and into Japanese 4: 2 (combined) Not delivered this year 20
ASST10136 Approaches to translation from and into Japanese 4 Not delivered this year 10
ASST10099 Buddhism 3A Not delivered this year 20
ASST10100 Buddhism 3B Not delivered this year 20
ASST10159 SV1 Buddhism and the State in Early East Asia Semester 2 20
ASST10157 Buddhism and the Statutory State in Eighth and Ninth Century East Asia Not delivered this year 20
ASST10149 China and Japan: National Development, International Relations, and Transnational Convergence Not delivered this year 20
ASST10077 SV1 Chinese 3 Year Abroad Full Year 80
ASST10096 SV1 Chinese 3 Year Abroad (Combined degrees) Full Year 60
ASST10108 Chinese History and Thought 4A (pre-modern) Not delivered this year 20
ASST10109 Chinese History and Thought 4B (modern) Not delivered this year 20
ASST10095 SV1 Chinese Language 4B Full Year 10
ASST10094 SV1 Chinese Language 4a Full Year 10
ASST10106 SV1 Chinese Literature 4A (pre-modern) Semester 2 20
ASST10107 Chinese Literature 4B (modern) Not delivered this year 20
ASST10093 SV1 Chinese Oral Full Year 0
ASST10138 Chinese Silent Cinema: 1920-1935 Not delivered this year 20
ASST10081 SV1 Chinese Special Subject 4 Flexible 20
ASST10131 Contemporary Japanese Cinema Not delivered this year 20
ASST10145 Exploring Japanese Fiction 4 Not delivered this year 20
ASST10156 SV1 Global Cities: Seoul and comparative perspectives Semester 2 20
ASST10065 SS1 Japanese 3 Dissertation (Preparation) Full Year 20
ASST10066 SS1 Japanese 4 Dissertation (Completion) Full Year 20
ASST10121 SV1 Japanese 4 Oral Full Year 0
ASST10128 SS1 Japanese Language 3 Full Year 20
ASST10133 SS1 Japanese Language 4 Full Year 10
ASST10125 Japanese Language 4A Not delivered this year 10
ASST10122 Japanese Language 4B Not delivered this year 10
ASST10123 Japanese Language 4B-1 (combined) Not delivered this year 10
ASST10124 Japanese Language 4B-2 (combined) Not delivered this year 20
ASST10117 Japanese Performing Arts 4 Not delivered this year 20
ASST10143 Japanese Religions in the Modern Era Not delivered this year 20
ASST10147 SS1 Japanese Year Abroad (Single) Full Year 60
ASST10129 SS1 Japanese Year Abroad 3 (Combined) Full Year 60
ASST10120 Japanese-Chinese Relations: History and Contemporary Issues Not delivered this year 20
ASST10154 SV1 Korean History, Culture, and Society Semester 1 20
ASST10155 SV1 Korean Politics and International Relations Semester 1 20
ASST10140 Korean-Japanese Relations: Historical and Contemporary Issues Not delivered this year 20
ASST10141 Language Communities and Variation in Japanese Not delivered this year 20
ASST10158 Literature and Performance in Modern Japan Not delivered this year 20
ASST10151 Media and Visual Culture in Modern China Not delivered this year 20
ASST10160 SS1 Media, Propaganda and the State in Modern China Semester 1 20
ASST10152 SV1 Political Economy of Korean Development Semester 2 20
ASST10126 SS1 Politics and Policy in Contemporary China Semester 1 20
ASST10139 Radical Japan: culture, politics and protest in Japan's Long 1960s Not delivered this year 20
ASST10132 Representations of history in the cinema of Communist China Not delivered this year 20
ASST10144 The Buddhist Brush: Discursive and Graphic Expressions of Japanese Buddhism Not delivered this year 20
ASST10150 The Contemporary Chinese Life Cycle: Ethnographic Perspectives Not delivered this year 20
ASST10119 The Development of Social and Political Thought in Modern Japan Not delivered this year 20
ASST10161 The Politics of Culture in Modern China Not delivered this year 20
ASST10148 SS1 Translation from Japanese to English Full Year 10
ASST10153 SV1 Unwritten Korea: Understanding Korean Society and Culture through Contemporary Arts and Films Semester 1 20

SCQF Level 11 (65 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
ASST11067 Approved Residence in China July - December (20 credits) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11125 SV1 Buddhism and the State in Early East Asia Semester 2 20
ASST11073 Buddhism and the Statutory State in Eighth and Ninth Century East Asia Not delivered this year 20
ASST11114 China and Japan: National Development, International Relations, and Transnational Convergence Not delivered this year 20
ASST11086 China and South East Asian International Relations Not delivered this year 20
ASST11115 China from 1978 to 2018: Reflecting on 40 Years of Reform and Opening Not delivered this year 20
ASST11089 Chinese Language 1A Not delivered this year 40
ASST11041 Chinese Language 1B Not delivered this year 40
ASST11059 Chinese Language Advanced 1 Not delivered this year 40
ASST11058 Chinese Language Advanced 2 Not delivered this year 40
ASST11061 Chinese Language Intermediate 1A Not delivered this year 40
ASST11060 Chinese Language Intermediate 1B Not delivered this year 40
ASST11076 Chinese Religions: Confucianism, Daoism and 'Popular Religion' Not delivered this year 20
ASST11091 Chinese Silent Cinema: 1920-1935 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11100 Chinese Studies Review Exercise 2 Not delivered this year 5
ASST11101 Chinese Studies Review Exercise 3 Not delivered this year 5
ASST11010 Contemporary Chinese Literature (MChS) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11057 Contemporary Japanese Cinema Not delivered this year 20
ASST11011 Dissertation (Master of Chinese Studies) Not delivered this year 60
ASST11127 SS1 Doing Research on East Asia: Key Concepts, Approaches and Issues Semester 1 20
ASST11084 SS1 East Asian International Relations Semester 1 20
ASST11105 Exploring Japanese Fiction (PG version) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11110 SV1 Global Cities: Seoul and comparative perspectives Semester 2 20
ASST11046 Introduction to Chinese Society and Culture II Not delivered this year 20
ASST11116 Japanese Language Beyond University (PG) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11097 Japanese Performing Arts (PG Version) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11074 Japanese Religions in the Modern Era Not delivered this year 20
ASST11090 Japanese-Chinese Relations: History and Contemporary Issues Not delivered this year 20
ASST11031 Keywords of Chinese Modernity Not delivered this year 20
ASST11107 SV1 Korean History, Culture, and Society Semester 1 20
ASST11120 SV1 Korean Language Beginner 1 Semester 1 20
ASST11120 SV1 Korean Language Beginner 1 Semester 2 20
ASST11119 SV1 Korean Language Beginner 2 Semester 2 20
ASST11123 Korean Language Intermediate 1 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11124 Korean Language Intermediate 2 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11109 SV1 Korean Politics and International Relations Semester 1 20
ASST11092 Korean Politics and International Relations: History and Contemporary Issues Not delivered this year 20
ASST11096 Language Communities and Variation in Japanese Not delivered this year 20
ASST11098 MSc Chinese Society and Culture Dissertation Not delivered this year 60
ASST11083 MSc East Asian Relations Dissertation Not delivered this year 60
ASST11126 SS1 MSc East Asian Studies Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
ASST11113 SS1 MSc Korean Studies Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
ASST11025 SS1 MSc by Research in Chinese Studies Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
ASST11020 SS1 MSc by Research in Japanese Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
ASST11111 SS1 MSc by Research in Korean Studies Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
ASST11069 MSc in Japanese Society and Culture Dissertation Not delivered this year 60
ASST11106 Media and Visual Culture in Modern China Not delivered this year 20
ASST11088 Modern Japanese Literature (Level 11) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11121 Playing East Asia Not delivered this year 20
ASST11112 SV1 Political Economy of Korea's Development Semester 2 20
ASST11055 Politics and Economics in the PRC after 1978 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11095 SS1 Radical Japan: culture, politics and protest in Japan's "Long 1960s" (PG Version) Semester 1 20
ASST11066 Research Methods and Problems in Chinese Studies Not delivered this year 10
ASST11082 Research Methods and Problems in Chinese Studies (20 Credits) Not delivered this year 20
ASST11103 Research Skills and Methods for Asian Studies 1 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11104 Research Skills and Methods for Asian Studies 2 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11117 Social Policy in China since 1978 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11075 State, Society and National Identity in Japan after 1989 Not delivered this year 20
ASST11071 The Buddhist Brush: Discursive and Graphic Expressions of Japanese Buddhism Not delivered this year 20
ASST11118 The Contemporary Chinese Life Cycle: Ethnographic Perspectives Not delivered this year 20
ASST11128 The Politics of Culture in Modern China Not delivered this year 20
ASST11094 The Role of Sub-State Actors in East Asian Politics Not delivered this year 20
ASST11085 The Rule of Law and Human Rights in East Asia Not delivered this year 20
ASST11093 U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia Not delivered this year 20
ASST11108 SV1 Unwritten Korea: Understanding Korean Society and Culture through Contemporary Arts and Films Semester 1 20
CLLC11087 Gender, Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Cinema Not delivered this year 20
Key
Available to all students - SV
Not available to visiting students - SS
Part-year visiting students only - VV
 
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