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142234 UE Opium & Empire: India's opium industry in the long 19th century (2021W)

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Details

max. 17 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

When: Tuesdays, 13:00–14:30.
First Session: 5 October 2021
Where: SR 6 at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Spitalgasse 2, Courtyard 2, 1090 Vienna.


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Opium has had a long history in South Asia as both a medicinal and recreational drug. However, it was only under British rule that it became a major item of trade. In this course we look at the rise and fall of this notorious industry through the lens of social and economic history. While academic books and papers form the core of our reading list, we supplement these texts with a novel by Amitav Ghosh: Sea of Poppies (2008). We will also work with a major primary source on this topic – the Report of the Royal Commission on Opium (1895).

For a detailed schedule and the reading list follow this link:
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/rolf.bauer/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Schedule_Opium_Empire.pdf

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in class 25%
Presentation 25%
Essay I (1000 words) 25%
Essay II (1000 words) 25%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- You can miss class max. 3 times.
- Both the presentation an the two essays are mandatory

>= 87,5% very good (1)
>= 75% good (2)
>= 62,5% satisfactory (3)
>= 50% sufficient (4)
< 50% deficient (5)

Examination topics

Reading list

For a detailed schedule and the reading list follow this link:
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/rolf.bauer/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Schedule_Opium_Empire.pdf

Association in the course directory

IMAK2

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