|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminar||10 x 2 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x oral assessment||20%|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 5,000 word project||60%|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 1,500 word essay||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1 x supplementary (resit) oral assessment||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1 x 5,000 word supplementary (resit) project||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1 x 1,500 word supplementary (resit) essay||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate familiarity with the ways in which propaganda has been produced and utilised
Explore how propaganda can be used as a historical source to develop an understanding both about the powers exploiting it, and the people they are targeting.
This module allows students to take a novel look at the modern history of Southeast Asia through the propaganda that different powers employed during the twentieth century. Exploiting a range of sources, the module will require students to engage with a range of historiographical approaches. Many of the sources will be image based, such as photographs, posters, magazines or adverts, but students will also be asked to perform textual analysis on sources such as poems, speeches and articles as well as film. In engaging with this material, students will gain close insight into the narratives that shaped Southeast Asian society and how these were both constructed and exploited by national leaders and foreign powers. This direct engagement with the source material will also provide insight into the thinking of propagandists, supporting a broader understanding of propaganda as a craft.
1. Studying Propaganda
2. Japanese Imperial Propaganda and World War II
3. Thai nationalist ideology and the propaganda machine
4. The United States and post-war Southeast Asia: The power of 'people to people' diplomacy
5. The King and I as propaganda?
6. The USIA and Thailand's development ideology
7. The War in South Vietnam: A Battle for Hearts and Minds
8. The Anti-War movement in America and the depiction of Southeast Asia
9. Ideology and genocide: The Khmer Rouge
10. A New Evil?: Burma post-1988
This module is at CQFW Level 6