2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT 142A CM - Regionalism in East Asia: History and Its Prospects

This course examines the evolving pattern of regional integration in East Asia since the end of World War II, paying special attention to the legacy of Japanese colonialism and the rivalry between China and Japan in the region. In particular, this course will focus on the imbalance between economic interdependence and the level of political cooperation in the region. We can observe the growing power of nationalistic, conservative political groups in domestic politics and the ongoing fierce territorial disputes in the region. This imbalance between economic and political integration provides many intriguing questions in regard to the prospect of East Asia in the global political economy. Students will explore these questions and other relevant issues by reviewing the historical trend of regional integration in the areas of economy, politics, and security. South East Asian countries will also be reviewed in terms of the relationship between ASEAN and East Asia.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM 

Offered: Every year

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT142A CM