• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course will examine the international relations of Northeast Asia over the last hundred years, from the height of 'old' imperialist rivalry to the post-Soviet world. This region has been critical to global security since the 1930s. The main focus will be on the interactions of China, Japan, Korea, Russia/the USSR, the European powers and the United States through two centuries of upheaval and change.

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.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

Indicative Assessment

Short written assignment (10%), Seminar (20%), Two Essays (35% each).

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1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 hour seminar per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA2017.

Prescribed Texts

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)

Yahuda, M., The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific, 1945-1995, Routledge, 1996

Iriye, A., China and Japan in the Global Setting, Harvard UP, 1992


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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 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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