Southeast Asian Civilization

Southeast Asian Civilization

The Bayon at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the late 12th century by the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII

805-161 SOUTHEAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION

Course Description

Background and development of society and culture in Southeast Asian countries with an emphasis on major peninsular and mainland civilizations; The influence and impact of Eastern and Western civilizations on Southeast Asia in terms of cults, beliefs, religions, traditions, education, society, economy, and governance.

Course Portrait | Indonesian Culture and Dance

ABOUT THE COURSE

805-161 Southeast Asian Civilization is an exciting new course with global significance.

This course looks into the pre-history of the region before examining the impacts of colonial powers and post-World War II developments. Current events provide excellent topics for research projects and in-class discussion.

The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region is currently one of the strongest economic growth areas globally, and this course offers a much-needed understanding of the region's complex history and rich ethnolinguistic landscapes.

Course Portrait | Burmese Culture and Dance

ASEAN

With the establishment of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and the increasing integration of the region through the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community, a growing range of opportunities exist for employment, trade, and travel within and between member countries as well as with other regional trade partners, especially China.

As English is the official language of ASEAN, all member countries have agreed to the goal of teaching every child the language of a neighboring country as well as English. ASEAN represents one of the brightest hopes for economic growth in the present and future.

South East Asia Map | Click to enlarge


A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATION

A Brief Introduction to Civilization | Terms and Concepts [PDF]


FRESHMAN POSTER PROJECTS ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND FIELD SITES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

2017 Freshman Posters

Click to open or download PDF (6 to 8 MB each)

Student poster | Archaeologist Robert Bradford Fox | Leta-Leta Cave, Palawan, Philippines | Click to enlarge


CAMBODIA

Angkor Wat | Siem Reap | Click to Cambodia Learning Adventure

David Blundell (left) | Steven Martin (center) | Charles Higham (right)

Khmer Mystery | Fou-nan Lost City | With Charles Higham and Miriam Stark | 41:00


VIETNAM

A Day in Ho Chi Minh City | Click to Photo Album

Students in Ho Chi Minh City | Click to photo album

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon | Ho Chi Minh City

Cham Culture Vietnam | Interview at Po Nagar Temple in Nha Trang, Vietnam | Steven A Martin


THE PHILIPPINES

The Batanes Islands | Click to Batanes Islands Learning Adventure Page

Anthropologist Wilhelm G. Solheim II (1924–2014) (left) and David Blundell (right)

Banca Boat at Siargao Island | The Philippines

2006 Interview | Peter Bellwood, Batanes Islands, Philippines | Steven Martin


MYANMAR

Burmese Thanaka Culture Class | Steven Martin

Prayer for Peace Documentary | 2007 Matt Blauer


THAILAND

Click on a photo to visit the Thai Geography page with detailed maps, downloads, and other student resources.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep | Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bang Pa In summer palace | Ayutthaya Province

Chak Phra Buddhist Festival | Surat Thani Province


SOUTHEAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION 2018 | FINAL POSTER PROJECT | ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUPS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

PROJECT TYPE | ACADEMIC POSTER

Develop an academic poster using PowerPoint or other software which can incorporate text, maps, tables, and images.

PROJECT THEME | ANTHROPOLOGY, ETHNICITY, AND LANGUAGE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

  1. Choose an anthropologist with deep experience in living among, or studying, an ethnolinguistic group in Southeast Asia.
  2. Discuss the events or interests which led the anthropologist to study the ethnic group or culture.
  3. Emphasize the language, culture, history, and location of the ethnic group.
  4. Identify the significance of the ethnic group in terms of Southeast Asian civilization.

POSTER SIZE | INTERNATIONAL A3

Set slide dimensions for international A3, landscape (297 x 420 mm) (11.7 x 16.5 in)

The Ivatan, an Austronesian ethnolinguistic group, Batanes Islands, The Philippines | Click to learn more about Steven's Batanes Learning Adventure


Thank you for visiting my Southeast Asian Civilization Course Page.

–Steven A. Martin