AIS4140 - The State and Development in Northeast Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2014/15
Semester B 2015/16 (Tentative)

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

This course aims to explain the differences, as well as similarities, between the countries of Northeast Asia and also aims to broaden and sharpen students’ critical understanding of the various political, economic and social issues confronting this region. For practical purposes, the course will focus on China, Japan and Korea (both North & South Korea). Thematically, it will concentrate on the role of the state in development, both political and economic. This module will consider from theoretical and empirical perspectives a variety of overlapping issues such as transitions and impediments to democratic rule, political parties and elections, civil society, religion, student activism, corruption, nationalism, civil-military relations, women and politics, leadership and economic development.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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