ASEAN 271 – Country Study [Diasporas in the ASEAN]

Course Title: Country Study [Diasporas in the ASEAN]

Prerequisites: None

Number of Units: 3

Course Description: Factors shaping ethnic and racial identities as informed and mediated by political, social, and cultural conditions and interactions in the ASEAN countries, effect of respective diasporic origins/roots and contacts on transnational communities in the ASEAN countries.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Compare diaspora/transnational groups in the ASEAN region;
2. Analyze the factors shaping diasporic conditions in the sites of emigration; and
3. Assess the impacts of diasporic/transnational communities in the new “homelands”

Course Outline:

Unit I: Diaspora, Race and Nation
Module 1: Colonialism and the ASEAN Diapora
Module 2: The Chinese in the ASEAN
Module 3: Indians in the ASEAN
Module 4: Arabs in the ASEAN

Unit II: ASEAN Diaspora in the Post-Colonial World
Module 5: Gendering the ASEAN Diaspora
Module 6: Diaspora and the Politics of Nation
Module 7: Culture and the ASEAN Diaspora

Unit Ill: ASEAN Diaspora and the Some Issues
Module 8: ASEAN Diaspora and Globalization
Module 9: Diasporas and Development

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