Given the period of relative peace which has prevailed in the Asia-Pacific over the past three decades, it is often easy to forget the turbulent and often deeply fractious history that this region has endured. This offering introduces course members to the history of conflict in the Asia-Pacific and considers the extent to which this troubled past has shaped the region as it exists today. It analyses the situation as it stood before the arrival of European powers and the commencement of the so-called Vasco Da Gama epoch of Asian history in the fifteenth century. It considers tides of conflict in Northeast Asia, including the rise of Japan, the Pacific war, China's civil wars and the Korean War. It examines postcolonial struggles in Indochina and between India and Pakistan, as well as tensions between Indonesia and Malaysia which continue to linger today. The course evaluates what ramifications the ending of the Cold War has had for the Asia-Pacific, before looking at which directions the tides of conflict might take us as we navigate through the potentially difficult waters of the so-called Asian century.
- To introduce course members to the history of conflict in the Asia-Pacific.
- To illuminate for course members the extent to which contemporary Asia-Pacific security politics has been shaped by previous conflicts in this part of the world.
- To assist course members with developing the skills required to clearly and confidently articulate their ideas about the history of Asia-Pacific conflict through in-class discussions, a variety of written assessments and tutorial based activities.
Tutorial attendance and participation (10 per cent); Short assignment (700 words) (20 per cent); Essay plan (500 words) (10 per cent); Research essay (2,500 words) (30 per cent); Take home exam (1,500 words) (30 per cent).
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34 contact hours per semester.
A 2-hour lecture session per week for twelve weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for ten weeks of the semester.
An E-brick will be provided free of charge to course members
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9554||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person|