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Laurie J Sears
HSTAS 530
Seattle Campus

Field Course in Southeast Asian History

Introduces major English-language works on Southeast Asian history and to the major historiographical issues of the era. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 580.

Class description

HSTAS 530 is the field course for the fields of Southeast Asian history in the history department. This course is devoted to secondary sources and historiography. HSTAS 532 will be offered in spring '03 and it will be devoted to working with primary sources in the various national, local, and colonial languages of Southeast Asia. Laurie Sears and Christoph Giebel will be working together in winter and spring to provide graduate students doing fields in Southeast Asian history or Comparative Colonialisms with an introduction to major issues in the historiography of the field.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

This course is intended for history graduate students.

Class assignments and grading

Student assignments include book reviews and a first draft of a substantive research paper.


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 Moran Tompkins
Date: 10/24/2002