Southeast Asia Transformed (ASNS2664)


Social change in Southeast Asia involves shifts in relations of production and consumption. This unit examines these shifts first through tracing the colonial origins of present-day relations of production, and then through assessing the changes in social life since the 1950s. Important features of these changes include the decline of agriculture, the growth of new kinds of industry such as clothing production and tourism, and new patterns of consumption generated by the rise of middle-class lifestyles in the region.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, 1x1hr mixed tutorial/online learning/week


1xresearch report (consisting of in-class presentation equivalent to 1000wds, (15%) and 2000wd write-up, (30%)(45% total) , 1x2000wd essay (45), class participation (10%)

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12 Junior credit points from Table A

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