HIST 7566X Imperialism and Nationalism in South and Southeast Asia

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Patterns of British and French rule in South and Southeast Asia from the nineteenth century. The rise of nationalism in India and Vietnam from the late nineteenth century. Comparative analysis of these movements, especially the development of leadership, organization, and ideology, and the interplay of violent and nonviolent techniques of struggle. Impact of World War II and Japanese expansion for European rule and nationalist movements. Independence in the postwar period and the continuing role of great powers in the region. Some comparisons will be made to Indonesia, Malaya, Burma, and Cambodia.


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