Islam, State and Conflict in Southeast Asia
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Kirsten Schulze M14 Sardinia House
This course is available on the MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation, MSc in History of International Relations, MSc in International Affairs (LSE and Peking University), MSc in International and World History (LSE & Columbia) and MSc in Theory and History of International Relations. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course looks at Indonesia, Malaysia,Thailand, the Philippines and Burma/Myanmar from the colonial period to the present day. It focuses on Islam, state and conflict, starting with a broader discussion of the Islamisation of Southeast Asia and the entry of the European colonial powers. This is followed by a closer analysis of the relationship between Islam and the colonial state with seminars on the Dutch East Indies, 'British' Malaya, and the 'Spanish' Philippines. The course then looks at the rise of nationalism and the interplay of Islam and nationalism in the Muslim-majority states of Indonesia and Malaysia as well as the Muslim-minority states of Thailand, the Philippines, and Burma/Myanmar. In the second term this course studies the dynamics of Islam, the state, and local society in the Darul Islam rebellions (Indonesia), the southern Thailand conflict, the Aceh conflict (Indonesia), the Mindanao conflict (the Philippines), the Poso conflict (Indonesia), and the Rohingya conflict (Myanmar). It also looks at Islam and social conflict in Malaysia as well as the rise of regional and international jihadism with Jemaah Islamiyya and the Southeast Asian affiliates of ISIS.
20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT.
One formative essay (3,500 words) in Michaelmas Term.
Anthony Reid, Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism and political identity in Southeast Asia
Michael Laffan, Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: the umma below the winds
Hussin Mutalib, Islam in Southeast Asia
Joseph Liow, Religion and nationalism in Southeast Asia
Edward Aspinall, Islam and nation: Separatist rebellion in Aceh, Indonesia
John Sidel, Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia
Azeem Ibrahim, The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Hidden Genocide
Francisco Lara, Insurgents, clans, and political legitimacy and resurgent conflict in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
Duncan McCargo, Thailand's southern conflict
Essay (35%, 3500 words) in the LT.
Essay (35%, 3500 words) in the ST.
Presentation (15%) in the MT and LT.
Class participation (15%) in the MT and LT.
Department: International History
Total students 2016/17: Unavailable
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: One Unit