In the light of some theoretical and historiographical reflections on the theme in general, the course will discuss some recent works on various aspects of colonial history in East and West. The course will focus on colonial societies and information gathering.
To gain in depth knowledge of some key issues in colonial history; capacity to understand and compare some regional case-studies in the global context.
Mode of instruction
Tutorial (attendance compulsory)
Students will be required to:
Write short-essays weekly
Make an oral presentation
Victor Lieberman, Strange Parallels, Southeast Asia in Global Context c.800-1830, 2 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003-2010).