In modern times, Asia represented a major terrain for expansion by such powers as Britain, France, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. This inter-disciplinary unit explores and compares the policies, practices, and experiences of colonial powers in Asia. Themes may include the ideological justification of empires; military and political control; the construction of colonial knowledge; the cultures of empires; inter-ethnic relations; economic, medical and urban policies; gender and sexuality; opposition to imperialism; and the heritage of empire.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
one 2000 word essay, one tutorial activity, one 1500 word exam
12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies