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Christoph Giebel
HSTAS 244
Seattle Campus

Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism in Asia

Introduction to Western imperialism expansion, conquest, and colonial rule in Asia; the anti-colonial, nationalist resistances they engendered; and the resultant cultural, political, economic, and intellectual transformations in Asian societies. Covers post-1800 violence, racial hierarchies, human rights abuses, post-colonial memories, persistent strategies of domination, and structural inequities. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 244.

Class description

Introduction to Western imperialist expansion, conquest, and colonial rule in Asia, the anti-colonial, nationalist resistances they engendered, and resultant cultural, political, economic, and intellectual transformations in Asian societies. Focus on post-1800 violence, racial hierarchies, and human rights abuses, as well as post-colonial memories, persistent strategies of domination, and structural inequities.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture and discussion at times small group discussion country-specific group work

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

2 map assignments; 1 take-home exam; final course project and paper This is not a W course.

attendance assignments country group work


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 Christoph Giebel
Date: 03/08/2013