Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4523 - Making History on the Margins: The China - SE Asia Borderlands

Fall. 4 credits.

Co-meets with ANTHR 7523 .

M. Fiskesjö.

This seminar course is a new in-depth look at classical issues regarding the making of history, revisiting the mountain borderlands in between China and Southeast Asia made famous by anthropologists (Leach, Lévi-Strauss, Kirch, and Friedman) attempting to understand structure, history, and center-periphery transformations. Are the peoples of this region (Kachin, Wa, Naga, etc predetermined by fateful forces and processes beyond their control, as prisoners of geography and circumstance, or what role do they have in the making of their own history? The course addresses themes from regional ethnography as well as theoretical issues, and forms an introduction to field research in this fertile region.

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