Актуальные проблемы изучения стран Востока
- We will concentrate in several key issues that will be the capstone of understanding of cultural and social development of Asia: The new methodology of comparative approaches to the level of socio-economic development of East Asia. We will focus on significant cultural factors which played an enormous role in the great divergence Europe from Asia. The key problems of transformation of modern East Asian society including the anthropology of civilization, modernity and the state.
- By the end of the course the students are expected to be able to undertake a substantial research project through which to demonstrate their research and analytical skills and how well they can apply a given theoretical understanding and methodology to a set problem.
- Introducing Asian StudiesHow can we interpret cooperation and competition in Asia from a realist, liberal and constructivist perspective? How do we explain Asia from socioeconomic and political perspectives?
- US Foreign Policy in AsiaWhat explains US foreign policy in Asia? Apply a SWOT and PEST analysis.
- China’s Peaceful Rise?How can we explain the political economy of China? What is the future of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
- India and Japan as Regional Powers or Great Powers?How can we explain the foreign policy interests of Japan and India? Are Japan and India ‘Great Powers’? What does nuclear weapons impact the region?
- Deterrence and Compellence in Asia: South Korea and TaiwanUse a comparative approach to assess whether deterrence in South Korea and Taiwan creates stability or instigates a security dilemma.
- Territorial disputesWhy are Asian power risking war for a few ‘rocks’ in the Sea? Are the territorial conflicts about nationalism, energy politics, transportation corridor, military security? Does Asia lack regional institutions?
- Russia as an Asian/Pacific PowerIs Russia an Asian / Pacific Power? How does Russia’s ‘pivot to Asia’ impact the region?
- Промежуточная аттестация (1 модуль)Grade = 0.6 G1+0.2 G2+0.2 G3 G1 - 4,000 word essay (60%) G2- 1,000 word literature review (20%) G3- 15 minute presentation of project (20%)
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- DE GRAAFF, N., & VAN APELDOORN, B. (2018). US——China relations and the liberal world order: contending elites, colliding visions? International Affairs, 94(1), 113–131. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix232
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- Ganguly, S. (2017). Has Modi Truly Changed India’s Foreign Policy? Washington Quarterly, 40(2), 131. https://doi.org/10.1080/0163660X.2017.1328929
- Gries, P. H., Steiger, D., & Wang, T. (2016). Popular Nationalism and China’s Japan Policy: the Diaoyu Islands protests, 2012–2013. Journal of Contemporary China, 25(98), 264–276. https://doi.org/10.1080/10670564.2015.1075714
- Silove, N. (2016). The Pivot before the Pivot. International Security, 40(4), 45–88. https://doi.org/10.1162/ISEC_a_00238
- Schreer, B. (2017). The Double-Edged Sword of Coercion: Cross-Strait Relations After the 2016 Taiwan Elections. Asian Politics & Policy, 9(1), 50–65. https://doi.org/10.1111/aspp.12290
- Schweller, R. (2018). Opposite but Compatible Nationalisms: A Neoclassical Realist Approach to the Future of US–China Relations. Chinese Journal of International Politics, 11(1), 23–48. https://doi.org/10.1093/cjip/poy003