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INTR13-316: Asia's Rising Powers September 2021 [Standard]

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The ‘rise’ of Asia is a premise of contemporary international relations. The proposition is that the relative power of Asian states is increasing, with this progressively influencing global outcomes for peoples, organisations, firms and states. This subject considers the changes in power in historical perspective and employs a political economy approach to analyse the actual changes in the bases of power. The policies of modern China and India as the principle Asian states are studied to understand their relationship and its contemporary challenges. Relations between these states and other Asian states such as Japan and Pakistan will be studied as well as contemporary related issues of Asia. Asia’s rising powers’ impact on the global system is scrutinised through consideration of the South China Sea and territorial disputes, development initiates such as Make in India and the Belt Road Initiative; and regional concepts such as Indo-Pacific and Australia’s Strategic South West Pacific. Students completing the subject will be equipped to work in organisations (e.g., United Nations, Red Cross, World Bank), firms (e.g., BHP, Macquarie Bank, General Electric) and government (e.g., Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, State Department, Defence Department).


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:INTR13-316
Subject title:Asia's Rising Powers
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2021
Credit points:10

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  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended study hours


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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Prove and utilise knowledge of Asia’s Rising Powers
  2. Demonstrate and employ detailed knowledge of China and India.
  3. Understand the relationships between Asian states.
  4. Understand the ‘rise’ of Asia debate.
  5. Assess the impact of ‘rise’ of Asia on the global system.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Video Project Make a video introducing Asia and either China or India to the employees of your prefered employer (i.e., Govt, MNC, IGO, NGO). Length: 2 min. Include basic history, demography and the 'Rising Asia' debate. Submit the video 1 week after the Report. 30% To Be Negotiated 2, 4, 5.
Project Report Research Project: Presentation and Report on topics related to the subject: 1.Seminar/Webinar (15 min) and 2.1000-word Report (due 1 week after the seminar). Topics assigned in week 1; seminars starting from week 2. 70% To Be Negotiated 1, 3, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Subject curriculum

The aims, theme, concepts, structure, assessments and learning outcomes of the subject are set. We begin with your career knowledge, skills and path.


We study the histrory of World Order and the use of political ideologies and structural power.

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The political geography of regions is considered (Middle East Muslim World, Islam in South Asia, Africa, Ming China, Southeast Asia, the Americas) and the role of trade is explored to identify why and how the European Miracle displaced other political economies.

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Humans have conquered others as an innate activity of survival. European colonialism and imperialism has had a unique and profound impact on our contemporary world. We consider the end of colonialism and modernity to understand modern China and India.

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Asia and its Great Powers (Mughal India and Ming China) were overwhelmed by European powers.

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Independence, Major Events and Contemporary System

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Independence, Major Events and Contemporary System

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Japan/India and Pakistan/China

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Belt and Road, and Make in India

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US/Indo-Pacific and Australia’s Strategic South West Pacific

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Territorial disputes, trade wars and the rules-based order.

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Review of the knowledge and skills gained in the subject and your career next steps.

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Approved on: Jul 7, 2021. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Sep 15, 2021.