Asian Cities: Studies in History, Culture and Trade - ARTS3220

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 48 UOC overall, including 6 UOC at level 1 and 6 UOC at level 2 in one of the following streams, Asian Studies or History

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: Asian Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: History

The spice race of the Renaissance led to the beginnings of European colonialism in Asia. This course takes Malacca (captured by the Portuguese in 1511) as its starting point for an exploration of the processes of European colonisation of Southeast Asia. Topics include the competition for global commodities, the origins of joint-stock companies (such as the East India Company), and the administration of factories and treaty ports. The course encourages students to think critically about the results of colonisation, in terms of cultural impact and longterm influence.

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