China and Southeast Asia: Past & Present

This course will examine the relations between China and Southeast Asia from ancient times to present, with an emphasis on the modern period. Lectures and tutorials sessions will explore the various dimensions and aspects of China-Southeast Asian relations, including tributary relations, maritime trade, migration, impact of colonialism, nationalism and communism, China and ASEAN, etc. Though a basic knowledge of Chinese and Southeast Asian history will be helpful, the module is open to all undergraduate students who are interested in the topic.

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