30 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: EAS6209


Co-requisites: EAS6078, POL6007, POL6713

Aims/Description: This module examines the major structures, actors, and ideas shaping international politics in East Asia today. A major aim is to introduce students to new theories about international order and identity linked to emerging trends in the region. Central themes address changing power dynamics and international order; regional identity and Asian centrism; great power competiton between China and the United States, and the emerging multilateral architecture. The module explores both traditional and emerging security challenges facing the region on the basis of foreign policy analysis, interactive seminars, group tasks, and scenario building exercises. Special topics include the crisis on the Korean Peninsular, the Taiwan Strait, maritime disputes, and environmental threats.

Staff Contact: MORTON KATHERINE M
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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