This course aims to deepen students' understanding of the international relations of Northeast Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It will examine the dynamic relationship among the empires, colonies and nation-states. It will focus on Japan, China, and Korea as the core of this region, and examine their relationship with each other, as well as with other powers, such as the USSR/Russia, the United States and Britain. While the region has been significant for global security especially since the 1930s, the course examines not only political and strategic relations, but also social and cultural relations that were important for their political relations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:It is expected that students will have a good background knowledge of the international relations of Northeast Asia from the late nineteenth century to the present. It is also expected that students will have some key frameworks for analysing the current international relations of NE Asia.
Tutorial attendance (5%),
Tutorial contribution to the discussions) (15%),
Book review (10%) 1,000 words,
Research essay (2,600 > words) (35%),
Final exam (2 hours) (35%)
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32 contact hours per semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Iriye, Akira, China and Japan in the Global Setting (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard UP, 1992).
Yahuda, M., The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: 1945-1995 (New York: Routledge, 1996).
Duus, Peter, Ramon H. Myers, and Mark R. Peattie, eds., The Japanese Informal Empire in China, 1895-1937 (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1989).
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|4766||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|