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Hadler • Peoples and Cultures of Island Southeast Asia syllabus © Jeffrey Hadler 2008 1 Southeast Asian Studies 10B: Spring 2008 P EOPLES AND C ULTURES OF I SLAND S OUTHEAST A SIA Prof. Jeffrey Hadler Tuesday-Thursday 11am-12:30pm, 88 Dwinelle section 1, Th 3-4P, 287 Dwinelle, GSI Joseph Scalice section 2, F 1-2P, 87 Dwinelle, GSI Joseph Scalice Office hours 2-4:00 Thursday, or by appointment 355B Dwinelle Hall, phone 642-8538 [email protected] This course is an introduction to the cultures, histories, and literatures of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and East Timor, nations that comprise an area known traditionally as the Malay World. Grounding ourselves in the classical kingdoms of Southeast Asia through the coming of Islam and the early modern era, we will pay particular attention to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: the entrenchment of European and American imperialism, the rise of Southeast Asian nationalism, and developments in modern Southeast Asia up through the aftermath of the fall of Marcos, Soeharto, and Mahathir. We will analyze the role that history, and especially “classical” history, plays in modern Southeast Asia. We will discuss the role of religion, of Islam and Roman Catholicism, in private and political life, situating insular Southeast Asia both within a global and a regional Southeast Asian context. These themes will be introduced, as much as possible, through works of fiction and primary source materials in translation. The course has a research component— methods for conducting original research and use of library collections will lead to a focused research paper. Readings will include fiction by Jose Rizal, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Muhammad Radjab, and Carlos Bulosan, and scholarly writings by Clifford Geertz, James Scott, and Benedict Anderson. R EQUIRED R EADINGS There are 6 books available for purchase at the campus store, and on reserve at the library. Should you be interested in owning these books and saving money, then I highly recommend a search of either of the following used book sites: www.bookfinder.com, used.addall.com, or www.amazon.com (click over to their “used book” section). These will give you options from bargains to the ridiculously expensive. This Earth of Mankind, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Penguin 1990. Telling Lives, Telling History: Autobiography and Historical Imagination in Modern Indonesia (Aku Dan Toba/Semasa Kecil Di Kampung) , ed. Susan Rodgers, Univ. California Press 1995. Free at: http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft867nb5n6/ Noli Me Tangere , Jose P. Rizal, Penguin 2006. Imagined Communities (3 nd ed.), Benedict Anderson, Verso 2006. Negara, Clifford Geertz, Princeton 1981. Durga/Umayi: A Novel , Mangunwijaya, University of Washington Press 2004. E SSAYS There will be three essays. The first two are short and focused assignments (3-5 pp) that lead to a third essay—a research paper that will be approximately 8 pages long. The first essay will be a preliminary comprehension and interpretation assignment based on the key course readings of the first weeks.
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