HUMN 3032 Dictators, Democrats and Dreamers: Indonesia 1942 to now
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102188
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Description This unit surveys the post-independence history of Indonesia, Australia's nearest and most important Asian neighbour. Commencing with the Japanese Occupation during World War ll, it traces Indonesia's often turbulent contemporary history through dictatorship and poverty to democracy and prosperity, bringing the story up to the latest developments at the time of teaching. Students will study Indonesia's struggle for independence and then equally challenging struggle to build a new nation able to take its place in the world amidst serious economic problems and profound political differences. The unit is also concerned with the historiographical problems confronting students of Indonesian history.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Incompatible Subjects HUMN 2054 - The History of Modern Indonesia
Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.
- outline the main historical forces that created and shaped independent Indonesia
- explain the complex and varied role that Islam and other religions are playing in Indonesia's post-independence history
- explore the role of Indonesia's indigenous cultures and politics and their interaction with foreign factors and forces in shaping Indonesia and Indonesia's place in the world
- produce a coherent argument about the interaction of tradition and the challenge of modernity in generating social tensions and propelling political and social change
- identify the main problems and issues confronting historians working on Indonesia and the different theoretical scholarly approaches to Indonesian history
- apply historical research skills to another country and culture.
- Japanese occupation
- Indonesian revolution
- Sukarno presidency
- 1965 Coup and Mass Killings
- The Soeharto presidency
- Indonesian foreign policy
- Islam and other Religions in Indonesian politics and society
- Indonesian politics and economy
- post-Soeharto reform era
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
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