- Code ASIA2167
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Jane Ferguson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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While many area studies courses have taken the nation-state as the initial unit of analysis and inquiry, this course shifts to look at margins and borders in order to understand the broader (sub) and (supra)state historic, economic, cultural, and political processes throughout the region of Mainland Southeast Asia. In so doing, this course is divided into two major parts: first, we will examine transnational historic processes which are themselves transgressive of state boundaries, and second, we will look at the ways in which borders themselves are mobilized as part of the state's assertion of sovereignty over geography, however incomplete this might be. In addition to assigned readings and two short essays, students will complete an independent research paper on a topic of their own choosing.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Through this course, students will engage in non-nation-based analyses of transnational economic, historical, and cultural processes. Topics for investigation include human migration/trafficking, the international narcotics trade, cosmopolitanism, and transnational culture flows. Students will hone their analytical skills and ability in written expression through assigned essays, as well as their independent research skills in a term project.
Attendance/ Participation: 20%
Essay 1 (1,500 words, min) 20%
Essay 2 (1,500 words, min) 20%
Independent Research Paper (3,000w) 40%
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Thongchai Winichakul, Siam Mapped
Andrew Walker, The Golden Boat
Horstmann and Wadley, eds. Centering the Margins
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|18 Jul 2016
|29 Jul 2016
|31 Aug 2016
|28 Oct 2016