South and Southeast Asian 250 Sec 3: Nationalism in Southeast Asia

This graduate seminar examines the emergence and rearticulations of nationalisms in Southeast Asia. It begins with the anti-colonial nationalisms of the late nineteenth/early twentieth century and ends with the various contested nationalisms of the present. We will cover a mix of canonical and new books... Read More

South and Southeast Asian 250 Sec 2: Debates in Medieval History

This course will interrogate some of the key historiographic debates that have shaped our understanding of Indian history between 800 and 1750. We will explore the nature of historical memory, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh religious identities, scribal cultures, popular politics, local (versus imperial) state formation,... Read More

The Realist Novel in South and Southeast Asia

This course looks at the histories and the contexts of the realist novel through a comparative literary focus on South and Southeast Asia. By examining novels produced in both South and Southeast Asia from the 1900’s to the present, this course will look at how... Read More

Filipino Nationalism

This graduate seminar is a survey of historical work on Philippine nationalism from the nineteenth century until the present. It covers the rise of liberal creole movements in the early nineteenth century, Jose Rizal and the ilustrados of the late nineteenth century, the Philippine revolution... Read More

Performance and Prowess in Southeast Asia

This graduate seminar explores performance as a vehicle for the display and accumulation of power and prowess in Southeast Asia - from royal courts to law courts, temples to theatres.  We will examine (and question) prevailing paradigms of power and performance in Southeast Asian studies,... Read More

South Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

This seminar provides an introduction to a broad range of Tibetan Buddhist texts, including chronicles and histories, biographical literature, doctrinal treatises, canonical texts, ritual manuals, pilgrimage guides, and liturgical texts. It is intended for graduate students interested in premodern Tibet from any perspective. This course... Read More

Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Introduction to the principal, historical, and contemporary methods for study of the literatures, languages, religions, cultures, and peoples of South and Southeast Asia. Discussion of the disciplinary formations of Orientalism, philology, anthropology, comparative religions, gender studies, and history. Topics and readings change year to year.... Read More