Absorption and modification of cultures (Indian and Chinese), religions (Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism), and peoples (northern European) by island- and mainland-Southeast Asians. Main themes are cultural contact and the growth of states and peoples.
Absorption and modification of cultures (Indian and Chinese) and religions (Islam, Buddhism, and Catholicism), as well as interactions with peoples (Chinese and European) by island and mainland Southeast Asians. Main themes are cultural contact and the growth of states, peoples, and trade networks. Classes will be geared towards active learning and conducted in a combination of lecture and discussion.
Student learning goals
Know broad outline of pre-modern and early modern Southeast Asian history.
Familiarity with major themes, states, and cultures in these histories.
Ability to critically assess the variety of material and textual evidence.
Assess changing methodologies and emphases in English-language historiography of pre- and early modern Southeast Asia.
Situate early Western expansionism within Southeast Asian developments.
Understand pre-modern roots of modern Southeast Asia.
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion.
Class assignments and grading
Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus. No final exam.
As per syllabus.