AIS5034 - East Asia and the US: Conflict and Interdependence

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course surveys the post‐war relationship between East Asia and the US with a particular focus on economic issues. Students will assess the nature, depth and direction of economic flows. Global supply chains and international trade connect Asia to the US while these two parts of the global economy are also more bound together financially than ever before. What is the balance of conflict and interdependence in this economic relationship? The course will also examine two other features of the US‐Asia relationship: socio‐cultural ties, such as immigration and popular culture and evolving security alliances and fractures.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Blog postings: 20%
Participation and attendance: 15%
Research paper: 40%
Discover and Innovate group work: 25%
Detailed Course Information


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