- Code ASIA3030
- 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, History, International Relations, Political Sciences, Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Ross Tapsell
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2023
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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 civilisations 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 decolonisation – 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- Identify historical documents and discover their purposes and audiences.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.
- A 3000 word research project (40) [LO 1,2,4,5]
- Three reflection papers (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Take home exam (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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WorkloadThree hours per week of in-class time. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Course materials will be provided on Wattle.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6508||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|