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History of the Pacific Islands (20th Century)

History 482

Spring 1997

 

Instructor: David A Chappell
Department of History
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Sakamaki A-402
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

 

Course Description: This course will focus on Oceania in the late l9th and the 20th centuries, with special emphasis on indigenous responses to colonialism, the impact of two World Wars and the Cold War, independence movements, challenges of nation-building, and ongoing struggles for sovereignty and identity. The over-all theme will be the quest for self-determination by modern Pacific Islanders within a context of global interdependence.

 Texts:

  • Robie: Blood on Their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific.
  • Busch et al (eds): New Politics in the South Pacific.
  • Wendt: Pouliuli.
  • Duff: Once Were Warriors.

Also xeroxed hand-outs.

 

Requirements and Grading: There will be two exams: a midterm and a non- cumulative final, each worth 25% of the course grade. Two 5-7 page book reviews (Wendt and Duff) will count 20% each, and oral participation the other 10%. Graduate students must write an extra 5-7 page book review or essay (consult with instructor on topic). 90% or above = A, 80% = B, 70% = C, 60% = D, below 60% = F. Attendance should be timely and regular. Book reviews must be handed in on time, because the class will discuss the book on the due date. Late assignments/exams can be made up only if the student has proof, such as a medical excuse, of extenuating circumstances. Course withdrawals or changes must be made in accordance with the Spring 1997 U.H. Schedule of Classes.

 

Assignment Schedule: Reading Due: 
     
Jan. 14 (T): Course Introduction
     
  16 (R): A Sea of Islands Robert Kiste: "PrecolonialTimes," Tides of History.
     
  21 (T): Colonial Scrambles P. Hempenstall: "Imperial Maneovres," Tides of History.
     
  23 (R): Armed Resistance Hanlon, Upon a Stone Altar, 6-7.
     
  28 (T): Syncretic Sects Kaima, in Busch ch. 6.
     
  30 (R): FILM: Trobriand Cricket (Begin Wendt)
     
Feb. 4 (T): Political Protest Meleisea, "Samoan Nation."
     
  6 (R): Economic Protest Hempenstall and Rutherford
     
  11 (T): Hawaii as Colony Trask, "Hawaii: Coloniz."
     
  13 (R): Hawaii as Nation McGregor, in Busch ch. 3.
     
  18 (T): FILM: Act of War (Wendt)
     
  20 (R): WENDT BOOK REVIEW DUE  
     
  25 (T): Japanese Micronesia Mark Peattie: Nan'yo, ch. 4
     
  27 (R): The Big Death Geoffrey White: Pacific Theater, Introduction.
     
March 4 (T): FILM: Angels of War  
     
" 6 (R): MID-TERM EXAMINATION  
     
  11 (T): FILM: Niuklia fri Pasifik Robie: 8, Introd.
     
  13 (R): Cold War: Micronesia Robie: 9, pp. 178-82.
     
  18 (T): Franconesia: Ma'ohinui Robie: 1, 10.
     
  20 (R): Vanuatu: Santo Robie: 3-5.
     
  25 & 27: SPRING BREAK (Begin Duff)
     
April 1 (T): Kanaky/New Caledonia Robie: 6-7, 14-15.
     
  3 (R): Fiji: Gordonia Ravuvu, Facade chs 3-4
  8 (T): Critical Mass: Coups Robie: 11-13
     
  10 (R): Aotearoa (N.Z.) Ranginui Walker: "Genesis of Maori Activism," JPS 1984.
     
  15 (T): DUFF BOOK REVIEW DUE
     
  17 (R): New Politics? Robie: 2, Epilogue; Busch 1
     
  22 (T): Nation-building Busch, chs. 5, 13-14.
     
  24 (R): Economic Futures Busch, chs. 2, 9-10.
     
  29 (T): Free Association? Busch, chs. 7 and 16.
     
May 1 (R): Diasporas: MIRAB Busch, chs. 8 and 15.
     
  6 (T): A Pacific Way? Busch, chs. 11-12, 18.
     
GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY/REVIEW DUE
     
  15 (R): FINAL EXAMINATION 9:45-11:45 am  
     
     

 

 

Current Political Status of Pacific Island Countries 1994:

 

Independent States (11) Colonizing Power(s)
   
Australia 1901 Britain 1788
   
New Zealand 1907/1931 Britain 1840
   
Western Samoa 1962 Germany 1899, New Zealand 1914
   
Nauru 1968 Germany 1888, Brit/Aus/NZ 1914
   
Fiji 1970 Britain 1874
   
Tonga 1970 Britain 1900 (Protectorate)
   
Papua New Guinea 1975 Germany/Britain 1884, Australia 1914
   
Solomon Islands 1978 Britain 1893
   
Tuvalu (Ellice) 1978 Britain 1892
   
Kiribati (Gilbert) 1979 Britain 1892
   
Vanuatu (New Hebrides) 1980 Britain and France 1887/1906

 

Free Association (5)

 

Cook Islands (NZ) 1965 Britain 1888, New Zealand 1901
   
Niue (NZ) 1974 Britain 1900, New Zealand 1901
   
Marshall Islands (US) 1986 Germany 1885, Japan 1914, US 1947
   
FSM (US) 1986 Spain 1885, Germany 1898, Japan 1914, US 1947
   
Palau (US) 1993 (same as above)

 

 

Incorporated and/or Territory (11)

 

Guam (Territory) Spain 1668, United State 1898
   
Northern Marianas Spain 1668, Germany 1898, Japan 1914, U.S. 1947, Commonwealth 1986
   
Hawai‚i United States 1898, State 1959
   
American Samoa United States 1899, Territory
   
French Polynesia France 1842, Overseas Territory
   
Wallis and Futuna France 1842, Overseas Territory
   
New Caledonia (Kanaky) France 1853, Overseas Territory
   
Easter Island (Rapanui) Chile 1888, (pop. 1900)
   
Tokelau Britain 1889, NZ 1925 (pop. 1600)
   
Pitcairn Island (Bounty) Britain 1839 (pop. 55)
   
West Papua (Irian Jaya) Netherlands 1828, Indonesia 1969

 

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[Subject: Pacific/Comparative, History]



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