HY487      Half Unit
Islam, State and Conflict in Southeast Asia

This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Kirsten E. Schulze SAR 2.12


This course is available on the MA in Asian and International History (LSE and NUS), MA in Modern History, MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation, MSc in History of International Relations, MSc in International Affairs (LSE and Peking University), MSc in International and Asian History, 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.

Course content

This course looks at Islam, state andconflict in Southeast Asia in the twentieth century. Following a historical introduction on the Islamisation of Southeast Asia and the entry of the European colonial powers, this course examines the Darul Islam rebellions (Indonesia), the Aceh conflict (Indonesia), the Mindanao conflict (the Philippines), the southern Thailand conflict, and the Rohingya conflict (Myanmar). It also explores the role of Islam in social conflict in Malaysia as well as the rise of regional and international jihadism with Jemaah Islamiyah and the Southeast Asian affiliates of ISIS.


10 two-hour seminars in the Winter Term.

Formative coursework

One formative essay (3000 words) in the Winter Term.


Essay (60%, 4000 words) in the ST.
Presentation (20%) and class participation (20%).

Key facts

Department: International History

Total students 2022/23: 8

Average class size 2022/23: 8

Controlled access 2022/23: Yes

Value: Half Unit

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