Note: * Provided and must read – if there are more than one, please choose one.
@ Additional readings, if interested
Week 1) Introduction
A: Please read this article any time during the class, preferably at the beginning of the class. No summary needed.
* Craig Lockard, Southeast Asia in World History, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp.93-151 (chapter 6-8)
B. Please read these two articles on colonial modernity any time before the end of the class. No summary needed.
* Barbara Andaya, “Historicizing "Modernity" in Southeast Asia”, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 40: 4 (1997), pp.391-409
* Pattana Kitiarsa, “An Ambiguous Intimacy: ‘Farang’ as Siamese Occidentalism” in The Ambiguous Allure of the West, ed. Rachel Harrison and Peter A Jackson, 2010, pp. 57-74
Week 2) Dictatorship and Democracy
* John Sidel, “Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy Revisited: Colonial States and Chinese Immigrants in the Making of Modern Southeast Asia” Comparative Politics, vol.40, no. 2 (Jan., 2008), pp. 127-147
@ Michael Vatikiotis, Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia, 2018
Week 3) Rule of Law (or rule by law)
* Nick Cheesman, “Rule-of-law Lineages in Colonial and Early Post-colonial Burma”, Modern Asian Studies, 50:2 (2016) pp. 564–601.
@ Jothie Rajah, “Rule of Law Lineages: Heroes, Coffins, and Custom”, Law Culture and the Humanities, May 2015, pp. 1-14
Week 4) Modern territorial state
* David Henley, “Ethnographic Integration and Exclusion of the Anti-colonial Nationalism: Indonesia and Indochina”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 37: 2 (Apr 1995), pp.286-324
@ Thongchai, “Maps and the Formation of the Geo-body of Siam”, in Asian Forms of the Nations, ed. Hans Antlov and Stein Tonesson, NIAS and Curzon Press, 1996, pp. 67-91
Week 5) Ethnic Constructions
* Daniel Goh, “Colonial Pluralism to Postcolonial Multiculturalism: Race, State Formation and the Question of Cultural Diversity in Malaya and Singapore”, Sociology Compass, 2:1 (2008), pp.232-252
* Stockwell, “The White Man’s Burden and Brown Humanity: Colonialism and Ethnicity in British Malaya”, Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 10:1 (1982), pp.44-68
* R.E. Elson, Constructing the Nation: Ethnicity, Race, Modernity and Citizenship in Early Indonesia Thought”, Asian Ethnologist, 6:3 (2005), pp. 145-160
@ Thongchai Winichakul, “The Others Within: Travel and Ethno-spatial Differentiation of Siamese Subjects, 1885-1910,” lead article in Civility and Savagery: the Differentiation of Peoples within the Tai Speaking Polities, ed. Andrew Turton, London: Curzon Press, 2000, pp.38-62.
Week 6) History
* Maitrii Aung-Thwin, “Remembering Kings: Archives, Resistance and Memory in Colonial and Postcolonial Burma”, Contestations of memory in Southeast Asia, ed. Roxana Waterson and Kwok Kian-Won, NUS Press, 2012, pp.53-82
* Hong and Huang, “The Scripting of Singapore’s National Heroes” in New Terrains in Southeast Asian History, ed. Abu Talib Ahmad and Tan Liok Ee, Singapore University Press, 2003, pp. 219-246
@ Thongchai Winichakul, “Siam’s Colonial Conditions and the Birth of Thai History,” in Unraveling Myths in Southeast Asian Historiography, ed. Volker Grabowsky, Bangkok: Rivers Books, 2011, pp. 23-45
Week 7) Education
* Altbach, P. G., “Twisted Roots: The Western Impact on Asian Higher Education”, Higher Education, 18:1, (1989), pp. 9–29.
* Molly N. N. Lee, “Higher Education in Southeast