International Relations of East Asia

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Relations of East Asia

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    International Relations, International Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Intro to International Relations

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course examines the nature of international relations in East Asia. Particular attention will be devoted to the positions occupied by Japan and China in the context of the Cold War, as well as to their interactions both with the other regional actors, the two Superpowers and Europe. The analysis of the factors which were generated during the phase of bipolarism will facilitate the identification of continuity and discontinuity lines in the light of globalization.
    Topics will include: (1) the historical development of international relations in East Asia since the mid 19th century, (2) WWII and its legacy, (3) domestic institutions and foreign policy outcomes, (4) regional security issues, (5) regional economic relations, and (6) the implications of these issues for the United States.

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