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Cultural Studies in Asia | Chinese Studies | English Language & Literature | Geography | History |
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Southeast Asian Studies
DEPARTMENT OF MALAY STUDIES - ELECTIVES FOR CSA-PHD PROGRAMME
MS6201 Literature and Art in Malay Society
Modular Credits 4
Workload 3-0-0-4-3
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil
Cross-listing(s) Nil
The module examines Malay literature and art through the perspective of the sociology and history of ideas. Emphasis would be placed both on form and essence of Malay literature and art with the aim of understanding the world view which had given expression to them. The module investigates the relationship between literature and art as an expression of the cultural identity of the Malays, both from the point of view of aesthetics as well as cultural meanings. The module is relevant for students interested in cultural history and sociology of art in general.
 
MS6204 Capitalism and Malay Culture
Modular Credits 4
Workload 3-0-0-4-3
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil
Cross-listing(s) Nil
The module examines the development of capitalism among the Malays. It inquires what is the nature, origin and future of capitalism among the Malays. The module would look at how the Malays adapt themselves to the modern and global economy.  What issues arise in the process of adaptation and adjustment? What about cultural conflicts and tension and how are they managed or resolved?  The module looks at Malay capitalism specifically, as well as from the point of view of the history and dynamics of capitalism in general. Module is relevant for students interested in the political economy of Southeast Asia.