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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 1: Chinese Interactions with Early to Modern Southeast Asia

This multi-disciplinary graduate seminar introduces key sources and scholarship on Chinese interactions with, Chinese migrations to, and Chinese influences in, Southeast Asia. Module One: Early Encounters (Weeks 1-3) explores China’s early relations with Southeast Asia, Chinese historiography on Funan, Zhenla and Angkor, and critiques some... 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 C215: Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts

This graduate seminar focuses on reading a wide spectrum of Indian Buddhist texts in the Sanskrit (or Pali) original introducing the students to different genres, and different aspects of Indian Buddhism. The students taking the course for two units (rather than four) will be expected... Read More