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World History Series: Southeast Asia Through the Centuries

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ClassGraphic Today the United States and China are engaged in a broad-gauged and global competition for power. This competition is centered in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia. To gain a greater understanding of the history and current importance of this area, this study group will spend the first seven weeks reading Milton Osborne's classic text Southeast Asia: An Introductory History (Allen & Unwin, 2020, 13th Edition). Widely considered the best short introductory history of the region, his book gives us an integrated story of Southeast Asia from the great classical civilizations to the present, combining authoritative scholarship with the vividness of travel writing. We will then turn our attention to David Shambaugh’s Where Great Powers Meet: America & China in Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press, 2021), an engaging account of how the US-China competition is playing out in its Southeast Asian epicenter. Blending historical context with incisive analysis of current developments and policy, Shambaugh, a professor of Political Science and International Relations at George Washington University, will help us appreciate the crucial role Southeast Asia plays in shaping US-China relations and the 21st century world order.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Dennis Carlin2.Ann Rusnak 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/5/2023 - 12/5/2023 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Ann Rusnak  ; Dennis Carlin 
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