New Zealand and Asia

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for ASIAN 140.


Explores Asia and its interrelationship with New Zealand, including Asia's growing presence in New Zealand in all its manifestations, and the evolving political, social, economic, cultural, and strategic relations between this country and Asia. Topics will include historical and contemporary ties with Asia, Asian migration, literature, media and films. The course will focus especially on South-East and East Asia.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for ASIAN 140.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 2


Coordinator(s)  Ian Fookes
Lecturer(s)  Ian Fookes


There is no course book – all materials used in the course are available via the comprehensive course website.


Coursework + exam


ASIAN 140: 15 points