20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is interdisciplinary in nature, but draws largely from the disciplines of anthropology and history to examine broad themes including media framing; colonialism and post-colonialism in Northeast Asia; charismatic leadership; ethnic nationalism and identity; political violence; and migration and memory. The course covers the historic trajectory of twentieth century Northeast Asia, from the early 1900s to the present. Students will develop core skills in critically analysing media reports, 'reading' propaganda, and researching and presenting ideas in written and oral form. This module will be delivered through weekly lectures, seminars and independent study. 

Staff Contact: BELL MARKUS P
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK