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2020 Politics in Asia (E)

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: D Kang
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Course Type: Lecture
Semester: Spring
Year:

2

Course Periods: Wed 8:45-10:15
Credits: 2
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Classroom:

 

Outline of Lecture Course This lecture will provide international students with the fundamental knowledge on and a basic understanding on politics in Asia. The course will start with a description of transformation of civilization and the beginning of modern politics in Northeast Asia, and then check the history and contemporary situation of domestic politics of Northeast Asian states, focusing on Japan, China and South Korea from the view point of comparative politics and those of international relations in this region.
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to prospect the future of the East Asia regional politics by acquiring the basic knowledge of politics in Asia.

Through this course, students will be able to understand Politics in Asia, like:
-Political Institutions
-Development and Government
-Process of Democratization
-Territorial Disputes
-Changing Balance of Power
-Prospect of Regional Integration

Textbooks No textbooks.
Materials will be provided in the course.

Course Materials/Supplementaries Ellen M. Sue, Comparing Asian Politics, Westview Press, 2010.
Yongnian Zheng, Yiyi Lu, Lynn T. White III eds., Politics of Modern China, Routledge, 2009.
Christopher Hood ed., Politics of Modern Japan, Routledge, 2008.
Additional reference will be announced during the class.

Assessment The evaluation will be based on the Final examination (60%) and class participation (40%). The main contents of class participation will be group presentations.
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites.
Instructions for Out-of-Class Study *Prepare for each class session to interpret the meaning of technical terms, concepts and so forth.
Responding to Student Questions *The instructor will respond to questions after each class. Asking questions by e-mail is also available.
Other Notes

A special lecture on current issues of East Asian Politics might be provided by a guest lecturer.

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[Subject: Specialized Courses]

This lecture will be conducted through Zoom in this semester.

The instructor will invite the participants using “announcement(お知らせ)” in page of Politics in Asia (E)[アジア政治(E)] in NUCT.

The first lecture will be conducted in 22nd April.

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1 Introduction
2 Comparative Politics 1 Under the theme of 'Political institutions', those similarities and differences of the political system among Japan, China, and S. Korea will be discussed. 
3 Comparative Politics 2 Under the theme of 'Development and Democratization', the relations between economic development and democratization in East Asia will be discussed. 
4 Comparative Politics 3 Under the theme of 'Participation and Governance', the current situations and future prospects of Participation and Governance in East Asian countries will be provided.
5 Conflicts on Identity and History The identity politics in the East Asian region will be discussed focusing on the characteristics of the legacy of imperialism. 
6 Stability and Instability in Regional Security The security issues in the East Asis will be discussed especially checking the factors of the legacy of the Cold War.
7 Forward Regionalism? The difficulty and possibility of regional cooperation in East Asia will be discussed considering the characteristics of Globalization of this region.
8 Conclusion

※Students who wish to enroll as a member should access the URL below.
Log in using the Nagoya University ID and password, and click on "Enroll in Course".

https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/enroll/PBPJLR

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