INTRD CIV SE ASIA

SEASIAN 10A
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TTh 2-330
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Introduces the diverse cultural and political worlds of mainland Southeast Asia.  In Fall 2012, our primary focus is on Thailand and Burma. We consider key cultural concepts, such as mandala and Buddhist cosmology, while tracking the development of gender relations, nationalism, colonialism/semi-colonialism and communism, and the emergence of nation-states and ethnic identities throughout Southeast Asian history. Our sources include academic articles, fiction, film and music.

Textbook(s)

Southeast Asia: An Introductory History, Milton Osborne, Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 174237302X

A History of Thailand, Chris Baker & Pasuk Phongpaichit, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521759153

Letters from Thailand, Botan, University of Washington Press, ISBN: 9747551675

Fall 2012