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Global Histories of Southeast Asia
HIST 185
Spring 2015
Section: 01  

Southeast Asia is a region of remarkable social, cultural, and religious diversity, the product of a long, rich, and varied history of local interactions with civilizations of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe over the past half millennium and longer. Historians have made good use of these historical realities in turning Southeast Asian history into a fertile field for thinking creatively about the spatial dimensions of historical patterns and processes.
While intended to increase students' knowledge of the history of Asia from the early modern period to the present, this course also attempts to treat Southeast Asia as a vantage point from which to explore various themes of global interaction and exchange. By taking on both tasks, it attempts to explore the global dimensions of local changes, to situate global patterns within local contexts, and to think about how experiences of social space and scale--of the "local" and "global"--have changed over the past few centuries. This course will focus on reading exemplary historiographical contributions to these questions. Themes covered will include empire, trade, travel and migration, science, technology, religion, cultural intellectual exchange, nationalism, and global and regional geopolitics.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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