- Code ASIA2041
- 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 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.
Through historical examples from Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, this course will emphasise the study of mainland Southeast Asia in a comparative framework, with particular attention to political culture, the production of knowledge, concepts of 'civilisation', and emerging civil societies in the twentieth century.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Develop a critical analysis of historical transitions in Mainland Southeast Asia.
2. Integrate understandings of Southeast Asian cultures within the broader notions of nation and nationalism.
3. Deconstruct historical methods and approaches for studying Mainland Southeast Asian modern history
4. Utilise new ways to approach studying historical events and processes.
5. Demonstrate collaborative learning skills in group discussions
1. Discussion Participation: 20% (LO 1,2,3, 5)
2. Essay 1 (1,500 w): 20% (LO 2, 3)
3. Essay 2 (2,000w) 30% (LO 1, 3)
4. Final exam 30% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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WorkloadWorkload will consist of three contact hours per week and approximately 85 pages of assigned reading per week (subject to variation depending on the density of the material).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Steinberg, D. J. (ed.), In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History, Allen & Unwin, 1987 (rev. ed.).
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