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Spring 2019 Course List

Spring 2019 Intro Course Schedule

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Course Categories

Asian Studies

Rice, Ritual, & Revolution: A Survey of Southeast Asian Historymode_editpublic

Seth Harter

This course will survey the history of Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines) from the earliest written records to the present.  During the first half of the semester, we will consider Indian and Chinese influences on the region; local forms of kingship, social organization, and religious expression; and the onset of European colonialism.  In the second half, we will turn our attention to nationalist movements, the Japanese occupation during WWII, and political independence in the post-war period.  Reading will include a comprehensive textbook, historical monographs, a memoir, and a novel.  Students will conclude the semester with research papers on subjects of their own choosing. Prerequisite: None

  • Wednesday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D21
  • Friday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D21
TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
Southeast Asia: A Concise HistoryHeidhues9780500283035$18.91
The Art of Not Being GovernedScott9780300169171$25.00
Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast AsiaSlater9780521584012$22.93
This Earth of MankindToer9780140256352$16.36
The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical MonkMcDaniel9780231153775$16.35

For Asian Studies offerings, also see:

  • Wrestling with Ancestors: Introduction to Confucianism & Daoism