• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Indicative Assessment

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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA2050 or ASIA2051.

Preliminary Reading

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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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4766 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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