SE3880 Topics in Southeast Asian Studies (Death & Dying in Southeast Asia) by Dr Mohamed Effendy, Semester 1 AY13-14

Ever thought about the afterlife, mummies and of ghosts that haunt cemeteries? What about corpses and the way we deal with them? This class brings students into the fascinating world of death in Southeast Asia. Through an engagement with cultural, historical, medical and philosophical ideas, we venture into the often taboo realm of mortuaries, cemeteries, and cadavers. The class offers students a multidisciplinary perspective to how Southeast Asians relate to the reality of death and dying to further understand Southeast Asia, one of the most diverse regions of the world.

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This module is open for registration by all current students. Please submit appeal via CORS (for NUS matriculated students) or CAP form (for NUS exchange students) to register for this module.