AIS2040 - History and Society in Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
AIS2031 or AIS3023
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is designed to provide students with a foundational overview of the histories of South and Southeast Asia by looking at the circulation of peoples' ideas and objects throughout the region from the pre-modern period to the early 20th century. The lectures and readings are divided into thematic and chronological sections focusing primarily on the movements of traders, religions, and material items between South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. The course provides students with a contextualized view of Asian History and not simply a collection of dates and names to be memorized. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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