SEAS 215 - Contemporary Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS)
Department: LSA II: SE Asian Studies
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Southeast Asia ranks among the most highly diverse regions of the world. Situated between South Asia and East Asia, traversed by Chinese, Arab, and other maritime traders, colonized by five European colonial powers, mostly occupied by Japan during World War II, then caught up often violently in the conflicts of the cold war, Southeast Asia’s ethnic, cultural, religious, geographic, and political complexity draws scholars from wide-ranging fields. The eleven countries of contemporary Southeast Asia provide ample opportunity to study: colonization and its legacies including nationalism and the postcolonial nation-state; military rule, communist rebellions, secessionist movements, post-socialism and democratization; religious revivalism including Islamism; ethnic and religious conflict; and rapid urbanization, globalization, and economic and technological change and their associated costs. This course will provide a general introduction to the region of Southeast Asia from these historical, political, and cultural perspectives.

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Students interested in Southeast Asia.

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Regular lectures and class discussions will be augmented by selected lectures by visiting scholars sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), to be held during some Friday class sessions. Students will also be encouraged to attend related cultural events.

SEAS 215 - Contemporary Social Issues in Southeast Asia
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001 (LEC)
WF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0824828909
The emergence of modern Southeast Asia : a new history, Author: ed. by Norman G. Owen ; David Chandler ... [et al.], Publisher: University of Hawaii Press 2005
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