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State and Society in East Asia

année académique

Titulaire(s) du cours

Pierre PETIT (Coordonnateur) et Vanessa FRANGVILLE

Crédits ECTS


Langue(s) d'enseignement


Contenu du cours

The theme of the lecture in 2022-2023 is propaganda, considered in its different dimensions and through its different supports. The topic will be approached through case studies in different countries of Northeast and Southeast Asia, notably China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. The lecture will be based on in-presence communications by different scholars, including Judith Audin, Thomas Boutonnet, Susan Bayly, Stefan Landsberger, Soren Ivarsson, and Baj Strobel.

Objectifs (et/ou acquis d'apprentissages spécifiques)

To develop a critical appraisal of the processes of propaganda, based on case studies that will question theoretical and methodological issues.
To develop a better understanding of the historical and social diversity of the different areas of Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Méthodes d'enseignement et activités d'apprentissages

Pierre Petit and Vanessa Frangville will provide a state of the art to start the lecture. This will be followed by nine or conferences, by the invited speakers and the teachers themselves, keeping time for questions and answers. The last session will be a conclusion discussing the recurring themes.

Autres renseignements






Méthode(s) d'évaluation

  • Examen écrit
  • Travail personnel

The written exam will consist of 2 or 3 questions for which the students should be able to provide syntheses of the different conferences and argue on transversal issues addressed in them.
The students will also have to choose (before the end of March) a book or a set of articles on the topic and write an essay where the contents of the book/the articles will be critically discussed.
Presence is mandatory. Absence must be justified and medical attestation provided in the three days following the course, if applicable.

Construction de la note (en ce compris, la pondération des notes partielles)

Presence and participation: 4 points. More than three unjustified absences will automatically lead to failure for the whole course.
Personal work: 4 points.
Written exam: 12 points.

Langue(s) d'évaluation

  • anglais
  • (éventuellement français )