Rising Powers in Asia
Pusan National University
Busan, South Korea
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Business, International Affairs
Taught In English
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Hours & Credits
The objective of this course is to examine and gain knowledge about the integration of China and India into the liberal international order and how the rising economic power of these two states is leading in turn to the economic and strategic alignment of other Asian states with one or the other. Other aims of this course include the examination of the geopolitical, economic, cultural, military and historical interactions among all the affected states.
Rising Powers in Asia focuses primarily on China and India and seeks to identify and track the internal foreign policy debates not only within those two countries, but also how their rise has affected other states in Asia. Therefore, this course will also examine the effect of the rise of these two states on the so-called middle powers, such as South Korea and other states, large and small, which manifest rising economic and military power in East and Southeast Asia. By understanding how these major and aspiring powers think about their own national security, international economic policymaking, identity and power, and the role of the United States, this course will illuminate the ways in which these rising powers may affect the twenty-first century. The course will follow an analytical, case study framework which weekly examines problems and proposes solutions.
A course packet of selected readings will be available from a copy center.