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