Teaching East and Southeast Asia through Asian Eyes

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Colonialism and indigenous responses to its varied forms dominate modern Asian historiography and imbue the history of the region with rich and multifaceted connections to world history. As a result, the histories of East and Southeast Asian nation-states since 1500 cannot be viewed outside of the context of global affairs. Imagining Asian peoples and cultures during this time is problematic for students, who typically approach colonialism from a western perspective. This presentation explores various means of incorporating into the classroom pedagogical materials and diverse media sources that facilitate a more grounded examination of East and Southeast Asian colonies, peoples, and nation-states.It pays special attention to teaching colonialism, anti-colonialism, nationalism, and transnationalism from the perspective of Southeast Asia’s indigenous peoples.

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Asia, Classroom, Film, Memoir, Literature

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Barrett, T.C., 2014. Teaching East and Southeast Asia through Asian Eyes. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 21(2), pp.36–44. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.79

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Tracy Barrett (North Dakota State University)

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