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Vicente L. Rafael
HIST 367
Seattle Campus

Southeast Asian Activism and Social Engagement

Investigates how Southeast Asian activism is tied to the histories of political struggle within Southeast Asia and to questions of diasporic Asian American identity. Engages in group research projects exploring the meaning of social activism within local communities. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 367; Sp.

Class description

This course will compare the histories of Vietnam and the Philippines as they relate to colonialism, nationalism, revolution and diaspora. It will ask about the differences and similarities between these two nation-states. It will also inquire into the history of their respective diasporas in the United States, and examine the extent to which their histories have shaped the engagement of Vietnames Americans and Filipino Americans in the politics of both the US and their respective countries of origin.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and discussions of assigned readings; guest lecturers; films.

Recommended preparation

None.

Class assignments and grading

Grades will be based on student participation and quality of final projects/papers.

Participation and projects/papers will be the basis of the grades.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Vicente L. Rafael
Date: 02/08/2008