Development and Geopolitics in East Asia (L2074A)
Development and Geopolitics in East Asia
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
The aim of this module is to understand the rise of East Asia through examining the interconnections between regional development and geopolitical contestation in the Cold War and contemporary eras. The module will adopt an historical approach, beginning with an examination of the legacies of European and Japanese imperialism in East Asia and an analysis of the establishment of post-war US hegemony in the region and its implications for subsequent economic development. The module examines the divergent experiences of Northeast and Southeast Asia and the rise of China. We then examine the implications of the decline of Cold War geopolitical rivalry and the rise of globalisation and its role in explaining subsequent trends such as the East Asian financial crisis, East Asian regionalism and the changing nature of US-China relations. Within this historical context, varying analytical frameworks and debates concerning late development will be examined, such as neoclassical versus structural institutionalism, Marxist vs. dependency theories, international/regional vs. domestic factors, etc. Such theories are examined critically both in terms of their analytical purchase and their origins and role in geopolitical rivalry itself.
|Short Term Paper (5000 words)||Mid Year Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:00||80.00%|
|Book Review (2000 words)||Autumn Teaching Week 6 Thu 16:00||20.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Teaching||SEMINAR||3 hours||111111111111|
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