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International Relations in East Asia

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Title International Relations in East Asia (2019)
Field of Study Korean studies,Social science
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule
Course code PSD2022
Course number
Description

This is a mainly a Political History and Current International Relations Course, with a measure of Asian Cultural Studies included. Emphasis will be placed on the origins of each nation, general themes of their partnerships and conflicts, crucial incidents, and the intervention of other powers such as Mongolia, Russia, Europe and, mainly, the United States. The origins and significance of the current problem-issues and differing perspectives between the three will be explored, including issues of North Korea and re-unification; the “great game” now being played between those three and the USA will be investigated in light of recent and current events. The lectures and readings will be practical and interesting, focused on important trends and not petty details, and therefore will be memorable for the students.

Objective Its objective will be will be to make beginning-level students become familiar with the 2000+ years of history between Korea, China and Japan.
Preparations Reading materials will be provided online by Professor.
Materials
Evaluation
Participation
20%
Midterm exam
40%
Final exam
40%
Last Updated January 29, 2020
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