- Class Number 4594
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Eva Nisa
- Dr Eva Nisa
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
This course will trace the emergence of the international order in Southeast Asia. It will examine the different types of polity that have been established in the region, and how they defined relations with their neighbours and with the more distant civilizations of China, India and the Muslim world. The course will examine the series of transformations in Southeast Asia's 'international' system which European colonial powers brought about, and will consider Southeast Asia's influence on the emergence of the global international relations system. Particular attention will be given to the dynamic of decolonization – to the transformation of political identities and the assumptions about state identity and international relations which shaped the present configuration of the region. The course will conclude with a consideration of the making of the post-colonial state system in Southeast Asia, including the creation of the ASEAN regional architecture and attempts to build a regional security community.
In assuming a historical perspective, the course will suggest ways in which the heritage of ideas about community – and relations between communities – continues to shadow 'international relations' in the region today.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Discuss the relations between Southeast Asian nations from a historical perspective.
- Summarise different scholarly perspectives on trends in Southeast Asian history.
- Demonstrate how an understanding of historical and cultural processes can inform analysis of current developments.
- Identify historical documents and discover their purposes and audiences.
- Apply critical analytical and research skills to produce an evidence-based argument.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Introduction||** Tutorials also start this week **|
|2||Week 2: Southeast Asia: Historical Context|
|3||Week 3: Buddhism, Christianity and the Civilization of Southeast Asia||**This week is a public holiday. In lieu of the regular class, an audio-recorded lecture will be available on Wattle**|
|4||Week 4: Patterns of Cultural Transfer: Southeast Asia, India and China|
|5||Week 5: The Spread of Islam in Southeast Asia|
|6||Week 6: Making States and Nationalism|
|7||Week 7: Women and State System in Southeast Asia|
|8||Week 8: Politics of Change in Southeast Asia||**This week is a public holiday. In lieu of the regular class, an audio-recorded lecture will be available on Wattle**|
|9||Week 9: ASEAN: Creating a Region||** Research Projects due this week **|
|10||Week 10: The State and Labour Migration in Southeast Asia|
|11||Week 11: The State, Global Culture and (Social) Media in Southeast Asia|
|12||Week 12: Contemporary Southeast Asian States and the Impact of History|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Learning Outcomes|
|Seminar Presentation||10 %||28/05/2021||1,2,3,4|
|3 Reading Assignments||20 %||28/03/2021||2,3,4|
|Research Project||50 %||14/05/2021||1,2,4,5|
|Take home exam||20 %||01/06/2021||1,2,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
An oral presentation on a chosen topic (readings)
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4
3 Reading Assignments
The reading assignments are 500 words each and should include a summary of the key points of the readings and a response to the material from classes and the readings. Further guidance will be provided in the first lecture.
Due at the end of the week (Sunday 11:55pm) for that week's content.
At least one of these reflections must be completed by week 5. The three reading assignments are equally weighted.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4,5
Students will write a research project of 3000 words. Students need to design a research question, in consultation with the lecturer, that relates to the topic of the impact of the historical past on today's state system in Southeast Asia.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Take home exam
Mixture of short answer and essay questions, more details to be provided during the semester.
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Dr Eva Nisa
Dr Eva Nisa