Understanding Asian culture and its growing impact on the world
Asia is home to two-thirds of the world's population and some of the most dynamic and fascinating societies on the planet. It’s also an economic powerhouse that is vital to Australia's future prosperity and security.
Whether you aim to work in government, business or as a professional, a familiarity with Asia and knowledge of an Asian language will give you a distinct edge in the job market in the decades to come.
Our staff teach about the subjects of their research: the cultures, societies and politics of contemporary Asia. We are especially strong in the areas of popular culture, gender, cultural sociology, environmental politics, political history and social movements.
In Asian Studies you also have an opportunity to learn the languages and cultures of China, Japan, Indonesia and Korea, either as a complete beginner or as a more advanced student. The lead for the Discipline of Asian Studies is Dr Nicola Fraschini.
- Beyond the Family: Intimate Relationships in Contemporary Japan
- Education for a Tolerant and Multicultural Indonesia
- Fostering Pro-Environment Consciousness and Practice: Environmentalism, Environmentality and Environmental Education in Indonesia
- Man Made Beautiful: A Qualitative Study of the Social Meanings Attached to Every Day Beauty Practices by Middle Aged Korean Men
- Religious Life of the Chinese Community in Contemporary Australia
- Understanding Social, Economic and Health Vulnerabilities in Indonesia
Asian studies brings Japan closer to UWA
Two community engagement events have helped bring Japan closer to UWA. Run by the University’s Discipline of Asian Studies, the initiatives brought together students from UWA and other Western Australian universities, high school students, and students from Japan to share Japanese language and culture.Read more