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Магистратура 2020/2021

Актуальные проблемы изучения стран Востока

Направление: 58.04.01. Востоковедение и африканистика
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Прогр. обучения: Социально-экономическое и политическое развитие современной Азии
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course concentrates on the several important problems and issues of Asian Studies that are fundamental for the deeper understanding of classical and modern development of East Asia and focuses on the major theoretical and practical issues and problems in Asian Studies as a discipline. The role of theory, both broadly and narrowly understood, in the social sciences and in Asian Studies in particular, will be clarified and their application to specific issues explained. A comparative area studies approach to learning encourages a broader, contextual understanding of the modern Asian development
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • 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.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • East Asia as a regional system of international relations in an emerging "new bipolarity"
    Objectives of the course, the concept of "East Asia". The key trends in the development of the East Asia region. 7 features. Super region? Main country options for the North-East Asia (NEA) sub-region. What does the Chinese neighborhood mean? The main country options of the Southeast Asia subregion. The ASEAN’s giants and dwarfs
  • US Foreign Policy in Asia
    East Asia: External Actors of Influence. Sino-American split?
  • East Asia: Key Domestic Relationship Models
    China - Japan: historical grievances and modern realities. Irreconcilable contradictions? North and South Korea: between peace and war. Is unification possible? The Taiwan’s issue. Will it blow up Asia? Vietnam and neighbors. Who is helpful and who is dangerous? Mongolia between Russia and China.
  • Russia - China: Global, Regional and Bilateral Dimensions. Who is in charge?
    The Bilateral relations. History, economics and politics. What outweighs? Russia - China: international and regional level of interaction. From Syria to the Korean Peninsula? The Global dimensions of the Russian-Chinese partnership. The situation before and after the pandemic. How will the renewed world be built?
  • India's policy in South Asia
    Asymmetry in South Asia. How is India coping with security issues in the region? What are the main goals and objectives of India's foreign policy? India as a nuclear power. What significance does the presence of a nuclear factor have for the region? What are the main territorial and political contradictions between India and other countries in the region? The role of conflict potential.
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in global context MENA: socio-economic transformation
    The key trends in MENA region development Arab states: the socioeconomic structure. Iran: key socioeconomic indicators. Turkey: socioeconomic development in XXI century The crisis of nation-states Russia and MENA countries: prospects for cooperation Natural resources in MENA countries: reserves, production and export. Black and blue gold – and its role in the MENA region. MENA and Russia cooperation in the energy sector. What will be the role of Islamic banking in XXI century? Major Russian investment projects in MENA region.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
    4,000 word essay
  • non-blocking Literature review
    1,000 word literature review
  • non-blocking Presentation of project
    15 minute presentation of project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.6 * Essay + 0.2 * Literature review + 0.2 * Presentation of project
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Chang, K., & Lee, C. (2018). North Korea and the East Asian Security order: competing views on what South Korea ought to do. Pacific Review, 31(2), 245–255. https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2017.1397733
  • 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
  • Fatton, L. P. V. (DE-588)118975780X, (DE-627)1668455188, aut. (2019). A new spear in Asia why is Japan moving toward autonomous defense? Lionel P Fatton. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.1668463512
  • 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
  • Heiduk, F. (DE-588)128934824, (DE-576)188855157. (2015). Seas of trouble [Elektronische Ressource] : enduring territorial conflicts in East and Southeast Asia / Felix Heiduk; Michael Paul. Translation by Deborah Anne Bowen. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.
  • Lee, S. (2016). Time to start worrying again? [Elektronische Ressource] : Cross-strait stability after the 2016 Taiwanese elections / Sheryn Lee & Ben Schreer. Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
  • Silove, N. (2016). The Pivot before the Pivot. International Security, 40(4), 45–88. https://doi.org/10.1162/ISEC_a_00238

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ku, Y. V. (DE-588)1150994398, (DE-627)1011214520, (DE-576)49735862X, aut. (2018). Politics in North and South Korea political development, economy, and foreign relations Yangmo Ku, Inyeop Lee, and Jongseok Woo.
  • 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