- 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 Anthropology, Non Language Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Jane Ferguson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
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:
On successful compltion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Develop a critical analysis on how to approach historical and cultural processes in Mainland Southeast Asia outside the framework of the nation-state.
2. Evaluate historical events and political crises according to borderlands approaches.
3. Combine conventional understandings of commodity relationships to describe the international narcotics trade and the role of the borderlands.
4. Demonstrate collaborate learning skills in group discussions
5. Develop and problematise an original research question related to course materials
1. Discussion Participation: 20% (LO 1,2,3, 4)
2. Essay 1 (1,500 w): 20% (LO 1, 2,)
3. Essay 2 (2,000w) 30% (LO 1, 3)
4. Independent Research Paper (3,000w)30% (LO 1, 2, 3, 5)
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Students can expect to spend 11 hours on this course per week, inclusive of lectures, tutorial and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Thongchai Winichakul, Siam Mapped
Andrew Walker, The Golden Boat
Horstmann and Wadley, eds. Centering the Margins
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