Shadowlands: History and Culture of Indonesia

May 2003

A wonderful person; a disaster of a seminar. Pemberton, who clearly knows more about Indonesia (and the "who's who" of its study in the US) than anyone else you'll probably meet here, was not able to distill this into a managable, one- semester seminar for undergraduates, most of whom had no background in either anthro OR Asian studies (this class counted towards Major Cultures). Much, much too ambitious, leading to more confusion and dismay than anything else, although the novels (two) covered led to more productive (and valuable) class sessions. You might want to try one of his other classes.