Topics in South and Southeast Asian Studies: Southeast Asian Life Writing–Biography and the History of the Everyday

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 120 002 [CNN #31860]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TTh 2-4pm, DWINEL109

This course uses biographies to narrate the history of modern Southeast Asia. It will not only
examine prominent individuals who have shaped history, but also ordinary lives that reflect this
history. This course will also investigate life writing as a non-fiction genre. For the final
requirement, students will write a short biography of a Southeast Asian of their choice.