Shaping a Nation


Introduction


The topic considers themes and spaces foundational to Malaysia’s history and early settlement. The link between faith and trade is introduced as well as some important locations in Malaysia’s formation; Malacca, Penang, and Singapore. Colonialism is considered, followed by immigration flows and economic effects. Twentieth Century influences including war, ideology and independence then offer context to the natural resource picture of Malaysia, an exploration of the of the principal religions coexisting in Malaysia concluding this topic.




Completion Requirements

  • Explore all topic, themes and concepts
  • Read the core texts identified in the Books section

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify important times in Malaysia’s recent history
  • Recognise mechanisms of demographic change in Malaysia
  • Synthesize knowledge of Malaysia as related to recent world history
  • Comprehend the cultural landscape in Malaysia

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    Books

    • Weightman, B.A. Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia. 3 edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2011 (pp 7-17)
    • Musimgrafik. Where Monsoons Meet: A People’s History of Malaya. GB Gerakbudaya Enterprise S, 2007.

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