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Report
FASStrack Asia 2015
Dates:
22 Jun – 25 Jul 2015
(Special Term II, 5 weeks)
Application:
15 Dec 2014 – 15 Mar 2015
(First-come-first-serve basis)
Website: www.fas.nus.edu.sg/fasstrack
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FASStrack Asia 2015
Take 1 or 2 modules only
Choose from over 10-12 modules
Includes IARU GSP (Southeast Asia in Context) &
OdySEA
Overseas field trips (8-10 days in Week 3), local field
visits, guest speakers etc
In-depth exploration of a theme or topic in that
country
Study and live with international students from top
institutions around the world
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No pre-requisites
Non-NUS students must complete at least 1 semester
of study in Home University
U-Town Residential Experience
Social Events
-Welcome Lunch
-Singapore Spotlight (Fireside Chats with distinguished
speakers)
-Local Tours (Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Thian Hock
Keng Temple, Maxwell Hawker, Merlion Park )
-Farewell Dinner
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Costs
Tuition Fees
 NGNE - $2590/ module
 NGE - Tuition waiver
Field Trip (Optional)
 SE Asia – Est. $1,800
 E Asia – Est. $2,000 – $3,500 (China/Japan/Korea)
(For airfares, hotels, some meals, activities, transport & travel insurance)
On-campus Accommodations (Optional)
 Est. $1,250 for 5 weeks in UTown
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Modules Offered
Module
Title
Remarks /
Trip
Economics Issues in the Developing World
Non-trip
SN2261
The Emergence of Contemporary South Asia
Non-trip
MS2210
Malay Culture and Society
Non- trip
JS2214
Ideas and Images in Japanese Culture
Pairing Option
/Japan
LAJ1201
Japanese 1
SC2880B
Korean Pop Culture: Post Modernism and the
Transnational
LAK1201
Korean 1
CH3295
Understanding China: Past and Present
GEK1018
Pairing Option
/Korea
China
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FASSTrack Asia Modules
Module Title
Remarks / Trip
Southeast Asia in Context (IARU GSP)
SE2222
SE2211
SE2880A
SE Asia in Context
+
SE Asian Social History OR
SE Asia’s Cultural Mosaic
Indonesia /
Myanmar
OdySEA
SC2207
Peoples & Culture of SE Asia
+
FST2203 (FoS) Food Commodities in Indonesia OR
SC2224
Visual Anthropology Field School
OR
PS3880E
Human Trafficking in SE Asia
Indonesia /
Lao PDR/
Cambodia & Thailand
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Angkor Temples, floating village on Tonle Sap
Lake, War Museum, Khon Kaen University visit,
the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha in
Bangkok, rice planting etc…
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CH3295: Understanding China
• Topics that will be discussed include Chinese
historical and cultural traditions, Chinese world
order, Chinese economy, and the legal system in
contemporary China.
• Suggested field activities include: visiting museums,
historical sites, observing religious rituals in temples
and attending local opera performances in China.
• Students are encouraged to re-think the continuity
between Chinese cultural and political traditions and
modernity, and the issues pertaining to the rise of
China.
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CH3295: Understanding China
Shanghai (3 days)
The Bund
Creative Industry
Historical Sites
City Redevelopment
World Expo Site
Jade Buddha Temple
Shanghai Museum
Suzhou (3 days)
Chinese Gardens
Silk Industry
Suzhou Museum
Old & New Town
Ancient street & Canal
Higher Education Hub
Suzhou Industrial Park
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Seoul and Jeju Island
• Sangam Media City:
-Game companies, media productions
• Paju Heyri Art Village and Paju Book City:
-Art galleries, 60s & 70s’ music cafes, publishing
companies
• Film/drama location(s): e.g. Korean Folk Village
• K-pop music program public broadcasting:
-Mnet MCountdown
• Korea National University of Arts:
-Film production facilities
• SBS, MBC Broadcasting Centres & Starship
Entertainment
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Seoul and Jeju Island
• Jeju Shinyoung Cinema Museum
-Drama and film locations: e.g., Taewangsashinki,
Shiri, Chuno, Architecture 101 etc.
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Film/drama location(s):
Korean Folk Village, Jeju Island, Movie/ Film Sets
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Guided tour and special animation seminar on sound at the
Kyoto International Manga Museum
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Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum
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Mandarake - one of Tokyo's largest vendors of
used anime and manga-related products
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Akihabara Street considered by many to
be an otaku cultural
center and a shopping
district for computer
goods, video games,
anime & manga.
Numerous maid cafés are
found throughout the
district.
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