Southeast Asia

History 111B

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Zinoman
Location: 
223 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
TuTh 11-12:30
CCN: 
39294
Units: 
Units

This introductory course surveys major themes of modern Southeast Asian history. Lectures will be organized topically and chronologically with an emphasis on cross-country comparisons. Starting with a consideration of pre-colonial political and economic legacies, we will examine local responses to imperial conquest and colonial state formation, the impact of capitalist penetration, the transformation of indigenous elites, the growth of ";plural societies,"; anti-colonial resistance and the development of nationalism, war and Japanese occupation, decolonization and the erection of post-colonial regimes. Emphasis will be placed on the region's largest and most populous countries: Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Requirements include class attendance, participation in discussion sections, several short essays, a mid-term and a final.

Notes: 

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