ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 003 From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Islam is the majority religion in the Malay world, with large populations of Muslims in Malaysia, Southern Thailand, the Philippines, and, especially, in Indonesia, which boasts the largest population of Muslims in the world. Since coming to Southeast Asia over five hundred years ago, Islam has taken many forms in the Malay world: from the otherworldly mysticism of Sufi saints, through the imperial projects of petty Sultans and the classical studies of rural madrasah students, to the hardline jihadi Islam that has troubled contemporary Indonesia. In this course we will explore these various forms of Islamic expression. Our approach will be interdisciplinary, viewing these phenomena through the lenses of history, culture, politics, and film.

The course will be conducted as a seminar. Students will be expected to complete all the readings and to participate actively in class discussion.

Students will be asked to produce several reading response papers over the course of the term as well as a final project. Grades will be determined by the quality of class participation, the reading response papers, and the final project.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31503
Open
5
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
42157
Open
2
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
43081
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
47825
Open
31
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
006 (LEC)
P
48643
Open
9
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (LAB)
 
48644
Open
10
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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Note:
Much of the material will be on CTools; all required books will be available on reserve. We will be reading selections from Expressing Islam, not the entire book.
ISBN: 9780877277408
Laskar Jihad : Islam, militancy, and the quest for identity in post-new order Indonesia, Author: Noorhaidi Hasan., Publisher: Southeast Asia Program Publ. 2006
Required
ISBN: 0691050473
Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia, Author: Robert W. Hefner, Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press 2000
Required
ISBN: 9749511115
Defending the majesty of Islam : Indonesia's Front Pembela Islam, 1998-2003, Author: Jahroni, Jajang., Publisher: Silkworm Books 2008
Required
ISBN: 9812308504
Expressing Islam : religious life and politics in Indonesia, Author: edited by Greg Fealy and Sally White., Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, ISEAS 2008
Required
ISBN: 188104419X
The pesantren tradition : the role of the Kyai in the maintenance of traditional Islam in Java, Author: Zamakhsyari Dhofier., Publisher: Monograph Series Press, Program for Southeast Asian Studies, Arizona State University 1999
Required
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