Jon Ariston Olivera
Surveys Southeast Asian civilizations at the outset of Western colonial rule; the colonial impact on the traditional societies of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines; nineteenth- and twentieth-century nationalist and revolutionary movements; emergence of Southeast Asia as a region in the modern world. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 221.
This is an introductory course to the modern histories of Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The course will take a comparative historical approach and will focus on key theoretical themes such as but not limited to: colonialism, capitalism, nationalism, and resistance. Course materials will include a textbook, articles, photographs, art, and film.
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